Antonov AN-225 Landed at Mirabel, Quebec Airport YMX From China - Coronavirus/COVID-19
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May 3, 2020 - by Fliegerfaust.com
This picture was taken by a local tv news network Friday evening May 1. The last time this aircraft came to Mirabel airport was in March 2012.
The AN-225 was delivering Coronavirus protection equipment purchased from China to the government of the province of Quebec. Mirabel airport is located 30 milometers north west of the city of Montreal. One of Mirabel airport purposes are all cargo flights for the area.
Mirabel airport features two runways of 12000 feet each where is located the A220 aircraft final assembly facility owned by Airbus and the government of province of Quebec, acquired from Bombardier. The A220 was known as the CSeries before it was renamed by Airbus.
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The AN-225 left Mirabel the following morning flying back in direction of Alaska.
Registered UR-82060, you can follow it live where this AN-225 is currently located from around the world: https://www.flightradar24.com/ADB368F/2470fe41
C'est tout un monstre!! Les camions 53 pieds ont l'air de Tonka à côté de ça... #Antonov225 #HelicoTVA pic.twitter.com/BDi15atJSD
— Maxime Landry (@MaxLandryTVA) May 2, 2020
Here some details about the aircraft directly from Antonov Airlines website
Antonov Airlines operates the unique AN-225 Mriya – the world's heaviest aircraft.
'Mriya' – meaning 'Dream' in Ukrainian – entered commercial service in 2001. Originally developed to transport the Energiya carrier-rocket and Buran space shuttle, it has since garnered 242 world records across a 30-year period.
Based on the AN-124 design, the AN-225 has similar loading capabilities as its forerunner (cranes, winches), but boasts a longer internal cabin (43.3 m versus 36.5 m) and higher payload (250,000 kg versus 150,000 kg).
Since its maiden flight on December 21, 1988, the AN-225 has delivered heavy and outsize shipments across the globe. It is scheduled to remain in service until at least 2033.
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