The Antonov 225 is the heaviest aircraft ever built. Commissioned by the Soviets as a military transporter, it’s now an international cargo carrier for a Ukrainian company. Wherever it goes, it’s causing a sensation.
A former Soviet military cargo aircraft, the Antonov 225 is the world’s biggest plane. It causes a sensation wherever it lands.
A cargo plane has crashed near the city of Abidjan in Ivory Coast, killing four and injuring six. Moldovans and French nationals were on board.
The bulk of the tanks, fighter jets and helicopters delivered to the Bundeswehr were not ready for deployment, the Defense Ministry has said. Manufacturers delivered 97 large items but only 38 were fully operational.
The aerospace giant plans to cut more than three thousand jobs as it aims to scale back production of its troubled A380 superjumbo and A400M military transporter — Europe's biggest civil and military plane projects.
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