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The airport of Malpensa is in fibrillation for the arrival of a large, great plane. This is the giant of the skies for excellence, The Antonov An-225 Mryia, Expected date for 17.15.
The aircraft, single copy in the world, will restart from the airport to Varese 19.15 tomorrow, Saturday 31 March.
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The giant air, with a maximum takeoff weight equal to 640.000 kg, was conceived in the Soviet space program under the program for Pitcher Energy.
Compared to its predecessor VM-T Atlant, l'An-225, derived from the strategic transport Antonov An-124 Ruslan, has a large internal hold which allows the use of the aircraft for a wider range of tasks.
In 2010 it was announced that is working on the Antonov An-248 passenger aircraft project based on Mriya. The An-248 is designed for the transport of 715 passengers in economy class or 605 into two classes; Many experts believe that if realized would become a direct competitor of Airbus A380. (via Wikipedia)