SCAT15F From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 402 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7579 times:
Does anyone (perhaps our Ukrainian friends) have any information on the current status of the proposed Antonov An-124-300? The last I heard on Antonov's website was a news flash from last year saying that the plan was to begin building after the An-124-150M program was in full swing. The An-124-300 is supposed to have a wing stretch to 80 meters and a fuselage stretch as well, to about 74 meters, with a payload of 150+ tons to 8000+ km. Also, it was planned to have "western engines" in the 75K thrust range (GP-7700, Trent 900-and possibly now, Trent XWB) The time is certainly ripe for such an aircraft now, with numerous advantages over both the 747-8F and the A380F.