Gripen72 From Sweden, joined Jul 2005, 5 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3486 times:
Hello! I haven,t heard nothing about the An-225 since 3 March of this year.Go to www.air-and-space.com for more details please!Is it possible that the megaplane has new modified huskits installed for the new noiserules that come in force 2006?I have surfed around on the Net but found nothing new of the An-225.I hope that someone on A.Net have fresh info of the Mriya! Cheers David
Gripen72 From Sweden, joined Jul 2005, 5 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2917 times:
Hi! Thank you ZakHH for the new info about the second An-225.I hope Antonov have the money to complete the second bird!! But where is the active Mriya? I don,t think that Antonov Airlines can have the plane sitting in Ukraine for 4 months without working. It costs way too much!! I need HARD facts!! Cheers David
ZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2574 times:
David, as chance would have it, we received a transport request for a consignment of huge mining equipment today, so I had to call Antonov Airlines anyway. They confirmed that the AN225 is generally available for charter, so it is not grounded for maintenance or modifications.
I didn't ask for it's latest journeys, but at least, you have now the confirmation that it is not out of service.
Antonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 719 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2217 times:
"There is definitely a market for these birds, so I'd sure appreciate to see another Mriya dominating the skies."
Where did you get this choice piece of information from ???
You better inform antonov of your source as they will be happy to know where this market is
The An225 is sitting in Kiev at its base waiting for a contract
There is a tiny market for this 1 aircraft, people who spout all this about huge markets for these aircraft have no idea of the costs involved
the fuel costs alone on that thing is hurrendous