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An225 - How Many.  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2123 times:


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The Pic states the 2nd An-225 being built.Wasn't there Two built initially.
Anyone aware.
regds
MEL


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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

Only one flying, the second one on the pic not completed...


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

The An225 program had built only one Aircraft,then how did they carry out the Testing.Normally more than one would have been built right.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineRadelow From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 426 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

It's called "The Soviet Union". They didn't exactly fall under the same "standards" as western companies do.

User currently offlineMaersk737 From Denmark, joined Feb 2004, 717 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

But they do make them very solid. So testing doesn't seem to be needed  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cheers

Peter



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User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1521 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

Only one AN225 was initially built. On 30NOV88 the airplane debuted. Maiden flight was just three weeks later and lasted 75 minutes. The Mriya had been created in only three and a half years as part of the Soviet space program. One of the tasks envisioned for the aircraft was the transportation of the space shuttle Buran and parts of the Energia launcher. Other tasks suited for the airplane included transportation of equipment for oil exploration or power plants to remote Siberia.

After the spectacular Western debut at the Paris Air Show in 1989, the Mriya faced a period of uncertainty following the break up of the Soviet Union. The aircraft which had broken over 100 flight records was mothballed and parked at Kiev for several years.

Market research indicated excellent demand for such large capacity. Several customers have been found in the USA especially since parts of launchers like the Delta and Atlas could be transported in the An-225. The completely assembled fuselage of a Boeing 737 could be fitted in the hold for instance. Against such demand, the estimated cost of resurrecting the AN-225 line would found to be affordable at about USD 200 million. Time-wise too it was projected that the second example could be assembled in about one year's time and the third in about 2. Approximately 100hrs of flight is required for Russian certification. With the aircraft planned for extensive use in the USA, FAA certification is also required. Following on this we now have the above pictured aircraft in assembly and hopefully gracing the skies soon.

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlineJetBlast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

How much would one of these cost for purchase?

JetBlast @ BWI  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

Thanks Vimanav....Nice Details.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5044 posts, RR: 44
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

Vimanav,

Following on this we now have the above pictured aircraft in assembly and hopefully gracing the skies soon.

That fuselage has been sitting there like that for years. It's the originally planned 2nd An-225, assembly of which was stopped when the USSR fell apart, due to lack of funds. Though there have been attempts in the past to restart its production, it is quite unlikely this one will ever fly.

Edit: According to Flight International, work on this second frame was halted in 1994, so it's been sitting there like that for 10 years!

[Edited 2004-11-11 19:43:38]

User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1521 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

If I recall correctly, Air Foyle has expressed a very strong interest in developing the second and third aircraft. The outsize cargo market being very strong is another indicator that the subsequent AN225s may yet see light of day. The half built second airframe was stalled for several years and as per some sources (I'll dig for it) is now under reconstruction.

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6518 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1761 times:

HAWK21M: The An225 program had built only one Aircraft,then how did they carry out the Testing.

The An-225 didn't need much testing since it is in fact a minimum change of the An-124.

The fuselage is a stretched An-124 fuselage.

The wings are in fact identical.

Only a much wider center box has been made carrying the innermost two engines. Outside the innermost engines standard An-124 wings are mounted.

Then of course it has different tail feathers and a lot more wheels.

But for all practical things it is a slightly modified An-124.



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