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By heck, that’s a plane-and-a-half

[ November 25, 2014   //   ]

Even Yorkshire folk were impressed when the An225, the world’s largest aircraft, visited Yorkshire’s Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield on an operational cargo mission.

Ukraine-based Antonov Airlines’ unique AN-225 Mryia (Dream) landed to collect 150 tonnes of engineering equipment for a transatlantic flight.

Fittingly for England’s largest county, the An225, at 275 feet long, a wingspan of 290ft and a maximum take-off weight of 640 tonnes, outdoes even the mighty An124.

Airport cargo manager, Dayle Hauxwell, said: “The arrival of this huge aircraft is further proof of Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s ability to handle the largest aircraft and cargo shipments. We are working hard to develop our reputation as one of the UK’s leading freight airports and the arrival of the AN-225 gives us a further opportunity to prove that we are capable of delivering a first class service, responding quickly to the needs of the customer.”

The freight was handled by cargo terminal operator Anglo World Cargo.

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