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World’s largest cargo aircraft to spread wings in India

The world’s largest commercial cargo aircraft — An-225 — may soon be spotted over Indian skies.

Antonov Airlines has appointed Delhi- headquartered Flywell Aviation as its general sales agent for India. 

“India is a very significant market for our aircraft and holds good potential for An-225 and An-22 flights across a number of sectors,” said Michael Goodisman, business development director, Antonov Airlines.

The six-engine An-225 has capacity of 250 tonnes, had landed at Hyderabad airport in May last year.

Flywell Aviation, which would offer Antonov’s services to Indian customers who wants “heavy lift, super heavy lift, and outsized cargo” .

It would focus on cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nasik, Goa, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Jaipur.

Apart from An-225 uses its fleet of An-124-100, which can carry up to 150 tonnes payload, An-22, with up to 60 tonne payload. 

Earlier Antonov Airlines delivered 175-tonne transformer from Linz, Austria, to Houston, Texas, and a 186.7-tonne generator from Frankfurt, Germany, to Yerevan, Armenia.

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