Monday, November 28, 2022

Antonov corrects statement on construction of new Mriya aircraft

by The Kyiv Independent news deskNovember 8, 2022 4:56 am
Share

Contrary to Ukrainian aeronautics company Antonov's original statement that construction on a second An-225 Mriya, the world's largest aircraft, was 30% complete, the company has collected 30% of the components that could be used for the second model, the company clarified in a statement. 

The company also said construction on a second aircraft would require at least 500 million euros to complete, but that it is too early to fully estimate the cost. 

The original Mriya aircraft was destroyed by Russian forces in the early days of Russia’s full-scale invasion. 

The Kyiv Independent news desk
The Kyiv Independent news desk

We are here to make sure our readers get quick, essential updates about the events in Ukraine.

Independent journalism
for an independent Ukraine
Independence is an expensive currency. Both Ukraine and its journalists are paying a high price to preserve its independence. Support Ukraine's trusted journalism in its darkest hour.