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It Became Known What is Going on With the Second Mriya Aircraft

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Debris of the world's biggest cargo aircraft Antonov An-225 Mriya pictured at the Hostomel Airfield on April 8, 2022 / Photo - The Kyiv Independent
Debris of the world's biggest cargo aircraft Antonov An-225 Mriya pictured at the Hostomel Airfield on April 8, 2022 / Photo - The Kyiv Independent

The Second An-225 Mriya aircraft is being built at secret facility and is one third of the way complete

As the General Director of Antonov, Yevhen Havrylov, in Leipzig, speaking to Bild, a German newspaper, the Antonov State Enterprise is building a second An-225 Mriya aircraft after the first one was destroyed by Russian occupiers during the offensive in Kyiv Oblast in February 2022. According to his comment the new Mriya is 30% ready.

The unfinished second An-225 frame inside the Antonov factory in Ukraine, 2019
The unfinished second An-225 frame inside the Antonov factory in Ukraine, 2019

"Work on the new aircraft continues at a secret facility. The second AN-225, which was never completed, will be supplemented with parts from the bombed-out aircraft in addition to new parts." The project, he says, costs €500 mln

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An-225 aircraft at the airport in Rzeszów, Poland
An-225 aircraft at the airport in Rzeszów, Poland

In addition, Leipzig/Halle Airport (Germany) will help raise funds for the reconstruction of the destroyed Mriya. For example, the airport will sell souvenirs, such as Mriya models.

Mriya aircraft used to fly regularly to Leipzig before the start of the full-scale war.

Russian occupiers destroyed the flagship of Ukrainian aviation, the An-225 Mriya aircraft in February 2022 at the beginning of fullscale military aggression.

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