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World's largest flight

The Antonov An-225 Mriya Aircraft in Ukrainian is the largest Aircraft in the world. The aircraft was designed by the Soviet Union's Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980. It is powered by six turbofan engines and is the largest airplane in the world; also it is the heaviest aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tones and the biggest heavier than air aircraft in terms of length and wingspan in operational service.

The first An-225 was completed in 1988 and a second An-225 has been partially completed. The completed An-225 is in commercial operation with Antonov Airlines carrying oversized payloads.  It holds the absolute world records for an airlifted single item payload of 189,980kg and an airlifted total payload of 253,820kg. It has also transported a payload of 247,000kg on a commercial flight.  World's largest flight pictures