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Viracopos received the Antonov-225 MRIYA, the largest airplane in the world

Viracopos received the Antonov-225 MRIYA, the largest airplane in the world
02/01/2017
On November 14, 2016 the largest aircraft in the world, the Antonov NA-225 Mriya, touched down for the first time at Viracopos International Airport.

The presence of the Antonov NA-225 required great planning to ensure the safety of operation. Three large cargo aircraft positions were reserved for this aircraft.

As soon as the world's largest airplane touched the ground, Viracopos was closed for ten minutes to allow the giant to taxi on the tarmac.

In Viracopos the Antonov AN-225 was loaded with 30 tonnes of equipment, leaving for São Paulo where it was reloaded with a 155-ton transformer, transported to Santiago, Chile. This equipment will be used in the electrical complex of Nehuenco, in substitution of another transformer that underwent fire.

According to experts, this was the largest cargo ever transported in the history of Brazilian aviation and the second largest in the world.

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