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An.225 In Heavy Maintenance?

Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:01 pm

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
 
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RE: An.225 In Heavy Maintenance?

Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:08 pm

considering that it flew in 2001 for the first time its likely that it is having its D-check or so....
 
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RE: An.225 In Heavy Maintenance?

Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:26 pm

Quoting MauriceB (Reply 1):
considering that it flew in 2001 for the first time

The An-225 first flew in 1988 and appeared at the Farnborough Airshow in 1990 with it's old USSR reg CCCP-82060.

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RE: An.225 In Heavy Maintenance?

Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:39 pm

It was also in Paris with the Buran on top in 1979.

Prior to its return to service it was given a major overhaul of D check standards and since has not been active enough to require more heavy maintenance.

The aircraft is a very large loadlifter which will only generate specialised business. Antonov Design Bureau who fly the aircraft are not in the business of consolidated loads.

The likelyhood is that it is in the Ukraine awaiting business.
 
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RE: An.225 In Heavy Maintenance?

Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:59 pm

Quoting Philb (Reply 3):
It was also in Paris with the Buran on top in 1979.

Is that a typo? I think it was at Paris in 1989.
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RE: An.225 In Heavy Maintenance?

Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:07 pm

Yes, mxeid pu fingers!! Sorry, 1989 it was of course.
 
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RE: An.225 In Heavy Maintenance?

Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:21 pm

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RE: An.225 In Heavy Maintenance?

Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:28 am

Hi David,

you may consider contacting UK-based AirFoyle, which is Antonov Airline's European sales agent. You can reach them under

Tel.: +44 (0)1279 873124
Mail: sales@antonovairlines.co.uk
Fax.: +44 (0)1279 873125

They would be the ones to ask if you'd like to charter the Mriya.

Btw, what about the second bird? It was some time ago that I read in "AirCargoNews" that it was supposed to be finished by 2007. Any updates on that?

There is definitely a market for these birds, so I'd sure appreciate to see another Mriya dominating the skies...  weightlifter 

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RE: An.225 In Heavy Maintenance?

Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:35 am

Well whatever they do on it, even a simple wash, I'd say it is heavy maintenance!
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RE: An.225 In Heavy Maintenance?

Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:47 pm

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
 
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RE: An.225 In Heavy Maintenance?

Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:30 pm

Last year (but I don't remember exactlywhen) I've seen her in CGN.

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RE: An.225 In Heavy Maintenance?

Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:47 pm

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.
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RE: An.225 In Heavy Maintenance?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:51 am

Thanx again Zak! I am sorry but I don,t have the money to charter the Mriya!!! But I hope that the we can look forward for some new photos of the Giant soon on A.Net! Cheers David
 
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RE: An.225 In Heavy Maintenance?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:12 pm

"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
 
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RE: An.225 In Heavy Maintenance?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:32 pm

The An-225 first flew in 1988 and appeared at the Farnborough Airshow in 1990 with it's old USSR reg CCCP-82060.


i mean since it has been stored....
 
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RE: An.225 In Heavy Maintenance?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:52 pm

Quoting ZakHH (Reply 9):
There is definitely a market for these birds

No there isn't. It's proving difficult even to fill an An-124 at the moment - the outsize freight operators are spending a lot of their time transporting smaller cargo.