AN-225 news anyone?

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Following its mechanical mishap a few weeks ago, has anyone any news of the repair progress or is it back in service yet?

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Sorry dont know whats happened too it never knew it got Damaged, I saw a shot off a Russian Air force AN-225 flying the other day never knew the Air force had one:eek:

James

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Could you show me this 'Air Force' AN225...I've never seen it.

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Could you show me this 'Air Force' AN225...I've never seen it.

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An-124 methinks ?

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Didn't someone say it was a write off

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Antonov An-225 makes first commercial cargo flight

DATE:17/12/02
SOURCE:Flight International

The giant Antonov An-225 freighter made its first commercial cargo flight this month, operating on behalf of freight forwarder Chapman Freeborn. The 250t (550,660lb) payload aircraft carried 100,000kg of outsize cargo, including two 15,000kg ship turbines and several pieces of hydraulic machinery too big for any other aircraft, from Frankfurt Hahn to Montreal Mirabel via Shannon. Payload was limited because of the length of Hahn's runway. Since being returned to operation last year, the aircraft has been deployed on humanitarian and military contracts.

...gees, didn't realize the article was from way back...

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Sorry dont know whats happened too it never knew it got Damaged, I saw a shot off a Russian Air force AN-225 flying the other day never knew the Air force had one:eek:

James

Only 2 An225 in existence UR82060 and a half finished fuselage in the back of a hanger in Gostomel.

82060 is under repair, he's not as damaged as alot of people have quoted (write off etc) He's expected back on line around the 20th May subject to tests.

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Wasn't it built to transport the Buran ( Russian space shuttle ) that being the reason only one and a half were built after the collapse of the Russian shuttle program