The world’s largest Cargo Plane, Antonov An-225 Mriya landed in India for the first time. The landed today at the Rajeev Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.
According to reports, the wide body aircraft is powered by six turbofan engines and is the longest and the heaviest plane ever built. It has the maximum take off weight of 640 tonnes.
A statement said that it is specially built to undertake transcontinental route airlifting load between 180- 230 tonnes, the aircraft will be coming in Hyderabad from Turkmenistan.
Notably, this development came close to the strategic pact, which was signed last month between Anil Ambani led Reliance Defence with ANtonic company of Ukraine for manufacture, maintenance of its platfrom in India for both military and commercial market.