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Clement Charpentreau

Antonov An-225 Mriya returns to service after month-long checkup

After returning to base for a routine checkup of its six engines that lasted for a month, the Antonov An-225 Mriya, the world’s largest operating aircraft, is finally back into the skies. Its first mission is taking it to Bangor International Airport (BGR), United States....


AeroTime Team

Antonov Airlines makes trains fly

Antonov Airlines flew two sections of maglev trains in a single flight, providing air delivery from the production site in Germany to the operator in China....


Clement Charpentreau

Antonov An-225 Mriya returns home for engine check-up

The Antonov An-225 Mriya, the world’s largest operating aircraft, returned to base after two months of an intensive flight campaign dedicated to the coronavirus COVID-19 relief effort....


Clement Charpentreau

Antonov An-225 Mriya breaks two records in one week

Antonov An-225 Mriya, the largest aircraft in the world, had a busy week participating in the coronavirus outbreak relief effort. Along the way, the super-sized transporter seemingly broke the record for cargo volume transported by air twice....


Clement Charpentreau

Sudan military plane crash kills 18 people

Five minutes after takeoff, an Antonov An-12A of the Sudanese Air Force crashed in Darfur, western Sudan. Eighteen occupants including four children were killed....


Rytis Beresnevicius

OTD in 1988: Antonov An-225 Mriya lifts off for the first time

On this day in 1988, the largest commercial aircraft, the Antonov An-225 took off for the first time for a test flight. We look back at that day and some history of the six-engine aircraft....


Clement Charpentreau

Crash of presidential cargo plane in Congo kills eight people

An Antonov An-72 cargo plane operated by the Congolese Air Force crashed near Punia in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The aircraft was transporting logistical support for the president Félix Tshisekedi....


Clement Charpentreau

An-2 makes emergency landing in Yakutia, one person killed

An Aviaspectr Antonov An-2 made an emergency landing near the ​​Lake Siljan-Kuel in Yakutia, Russia. One person was killed in the accident, five injured, according to preliminary reports....


Clement Charpentreau

Russian Angara Airlines An-24 skids runway, crashes into building

An Angara Airlines An-24RV with 47 people on board crashed in a building after skidding on the runway of Nizhneangarsk Airport, in the Republic of Buryatia (Russia). Two crew members were killed in the accident....


Clement Charpentreau

Indian Air Force An-32 carrying 13 people on board still missing

Three days after an Indian Air Force An-32 transport plane disappeared near the Chinese border with 13 people on board, the wreckage is still missing....