Antonov An-225 Mryia – A flight tracking special


The Antonov An-225 was built to carry the Buran space craft and rocket boosters, but today operates as the world’s largest cargo aircraft. Capable of carrying loads upwards of 200 t, the An-225 is called upon when only the most massive aircraft will do.

Antonov An-225 news articles

  • A Ukrainian aviation legend: all about Antonov

    Judging by the popularity of last week’s post about the Ilyushin IL-76, Flightradar24 users and blog readers like their Soviet-era aircraft. And how could they not? We love a brand new A320neo as much as the next person, and the continuous march of progress toward quieter, safer and more efficient aircraft is fantastic overall. But …   Read More
  • Tracking the Antonov An-225: the world’s largest cargo aircraft

    Originally developed as a transport for the Buran program, the Antonov An-225 Mryia has since found its calling as the world’s largest cargo aircraft—holding over 200 world records, including heaviest total cargo (253.8t) and the heaviest single piece of cargo ever carried (187.6t). Learn more about the An-225, take a look inside, and track it …   Read More
  • Antonov An-225 Goes to Guam

    The Antonov An-225, the world’s largest cargo aircraft, has had a busy summer. With heavy lifting in South America and the Middle East there hasn’t been much down time. This week it returns to work bringing typhoon relief to Guam.   Read More
  • The Antonov An-225 Spring 2018 Flight Schedule

    After a few months rest, the Antonov An-225 is ready to get back to work. Test Flight The An-225 was recently fitted with ADS-B underwent maintenance and Antonov carried out a test flight to make sure everything was working properly. They also conducted a low pass. Well worth watching the entire video.   Read More
  • Antonov An-225 Flight Schedule—November 2016

    The Antonov An-225, the largest cargo aircraft in the world, will begin a week-long flight schedule from its home base in Ukraine to South America this Thursday. The aircraft will load cargo at Leipzig/Halle before flying across the Atlantic and down the east coast of North America on its way to Iquique, Chile. From there …   Read More
  • Take a Tour of the An-225 and Follow It to Perth, Australia in May

    On 10 May, the largest cargo plane in the world will begin a 9 day journey from Ukraine to Australia. The Antonov An-225 Mriya will be bringing a large generator to Perth, arriving on 15 May. We have included the tentative schedule for the An-225 flights in May below. We also take a look inside …   Read More

Antonov An-225 frequently asked questions

Where is the Antonov An-225 right now?

To find the An-225, search for registration UR-82060 to view a live flight or see playback of the latest flights. You can also visit our dedicated post on how to track the An-225

How many Antonov An-225s are there?

Only one An-225 was built and carries the registration UR-82060, operating for Antonov Airlines. A second airframe has been partially completed currently sits unfinished in a hangar outside of Kiev.

What does the Antonov An-225 carry?

The An-225 was originally designed to carry the Buran space plane and rocket boosters, but after the cancellation of the Buran program, the aircraft began commercial cargo operations in 2002. Over the years it's been known to transport food stuffs, military equipment, oil and gas machinery, and relief supplies all over the world, most recently in support of COVID-19.

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