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Future for the Antonov AN-225 Myria?

Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:10 am

Hello! It's been a very long while (1 year and 2 months to be exact) since the Antonov AN-225 has performed a flight. Are there any plans to get this giant six engine monster machine back up in the air, or is it game over for the beast? Thanks for the answers and have an awesome rest of your week! :smile:
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Re: Future for the Antonov AN-225 Myria?

Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:20 am

I wasn't aware that it ceased flights. Do you happen to know why it doesn't fly anymore?
 
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Re: Future for the Antonov AN-225 Myria?

Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:35 am

Veigar wrote:
I wasn't aware that it ceased flights. Do you happen to know why it doesn't fly anymore?


I have no idea lol, that was one of the reasons why I was asking. I noticed that there were alot of old videos and photos of the AN-225 and went to do quick research on where the frame was located and it hasn't moved from that place for a year now. It looks like its at an airport in South America. I'll have to post a link to the thread once I get the aircrafts registration number.
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Re: Future for the Antonov AN-225 Myria?

Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:39 am

Okay here's where the aircraft is currently located. Not sure why its been in hibernation for a year but it has to be within reason.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UR82060
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Re: Future for the Antonov AN-225 Myria?

Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:01 am

This link is from September 2016, from after the sale of the AN225 program to the Chinese. The Chinese hope to have a 2nd AN225 up and flying by 2019: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... gram-china
 
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Re: Future for the Antonov AN-225 Myria?

Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:16 am

Narfish641 wrote:
Okay here's where the aircraft is currently located. Not sure why its been in hibernation for a year but it has to be within reason.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UR82060


I doubt the AN225 is currently in Suriname as just one day after its last logged flight it was sighted in Santiago and Iquique, Chile

There are also a few 2017 photos of the AN225 back in Gostomel Ukraine.



The AN225 most likely has not found any customers since 2016 or at the very least Antonov has disabled the trackers used by sites as flightaware.
 
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Re: Future for the Antonov AN-225 Myria?

Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:41 am

I understand it's been going through a very heavy maintenance. Should be back flying soon though
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Re: Future for the Antonov AN-225 Myria?

Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:42 am

Guys, it is flying all the time... follow this facebook-community and you will see it being photographed loading cargo at different airports all over the world: It was last photographed in early February 2018 loading Rolls Royce engines into its belly and according to the admin of the group the AN225 will be visiting SXF 19-20th March, Schedule to be confirmed.

https://www.facebook.com/an225/
 
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Re: Future for the Antonov AN-225 Myria?

Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:47 am

Antonov An-225 Mriya
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Re: Future for the Antonov AN-225 Myria?

Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:12 am

CARST wrote:
It was last photographed in early February 2018 loading Rolls Royce engines into its belly

https://www.facebook.com/an225/


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

Thats an 124 not the 225. Don‘t know where, but read in the last days that Antonov does not have any Cargo which would require the big 225.
 
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Re: Future for the Antonov AN-225 Myria?

Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:51 am

AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
This link is from September 2016, from after the sale of the AN225 program to the Chinese. The Chinese hope to have a 2nd AN225 up and flying by 2019: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... gram-china


What's the status on that? There were even rumors that the Chinese would produce additional airframes, besides finishing the craft that already "exist".

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Re: Future for the Antonov AN-225 Myria?

Sun May 06, 2018 10:24 am

Getting more attention for this tread, any news google revealed it is flying https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/30697 ... in-karachi
 
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Re: Future for the Antonov AN-225 Myria?

Sun May 06, 2018 11:04 am

gkirk wrote:
I understand it's been going through a very heavy maintenance. Should be back flying soon though

I read that it have been back from maintenance since April
Dutchy wrote:
AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
This link is from September 2016, from after the sale of the AN225 program to the Chinese. The Chinese hope to have a 2nd AN225 up and flying by 2019: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... gram-china


What's the status on that? There were even rumors that the Chinese would produce additional airframes, besides finishing the craft that already "exist".

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Hard to say, as the deal was not exactly open. Despite there are high ranked official from both countries, the Chinese company used in the deal was just slightly more than a shell company. Some people compare the role of that company to the role of that Chinese company which brought the Soviet carrier as to be an amusement park before finally being converted to a combat ready carrier.
Although the deal does say making An-225 in China but it's believed that they're eyeing for the technology to make an An-124 class transport
Meanwhile the engine maker Motor Sich which was also to manufacture engines in China (in cooperation with a different company) get more news probably due to probes by Ukrainian government, and most recently they said they're planning to manufacture multiple model of engines in China in next 3 years teaching Chinese workers one on one and also to co-develop new engines with China
 
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Re: Future for the Antonov AN-225 Myria?

Sun May 06, 2018 6:36 pm

I saw the AN-225 in Leipzig on May 3rd.
 
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Re: Future for the Antonov AN-225 Myria?

Sun May 06, 2018 6:40 pm

AirFiero wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
This link is from September 2016, from after the sale of the AN225 program to the Chinese. The Chinese hope to have a 2nd AN225 up and flying by 2019: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... gram-china


What's the status on that? There were even rumors that the Chinese would produce additional airframes, besides finishing the craft that already "exist".

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Does anyone know how many partial aircraft there are?



Of the AN225? I think only 1, the one in the picture.
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Re: Future for the Antonov AN-225 Myria?

Sun May 06, 2018 6:41 pm

Dutchy wrote:
AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
This link is from September 2016, from after the sale of the AN225 program to the Chinese. The Chinese hope to have a 2nd AN225 up and flying by 2019: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... gram-china


What's the status on that? There were even rumors that the Chinese would produce additional airframes, besides finishing the craft that already "exist".

Image


Does anyone know how many partial aircraft there are?
 
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Re: Future for the Antonov AN-225 Myria?

Sun May 06, 2018 8:28 pm

AirFiero wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
This link is from September 2016, from after the sale of the AN225 program to the Chinese. The Chinese hope to have a 2nd AN225 up and flying by 2019: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... gram-china


What's the status on that? There were even rumors that the Chinese would produce additional airframes, besides finishing the craft that already "exist".

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Does anyone know how many partial aircraft there are?


Only one. Stored since 1994-1995

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