The cost of completion of the second supergiant transport aircraft is not less than $ 300 million.
In the Network appeared the pictures located in the factory state design enterprise “Antonov” An-225 aircraft-twin legendary “Mriya”; flying giant in an unfinished state is in the hangar, waiting for the build to complete for 29 years.
“Like a Museum piece in the middle of a huge workshop is the fuselage, which remained in perfect condition. The plant “Antonov” ready are also glider and the tail of the aircraft. Part of the structure can be seen even in the middle of the unfinished “Mriya”, — stated in the published message.
The plan to build these planes involved the construction of at least ten of such air giants. However, the Soviet space program, which specially designed “Mriya” was discontinued, and managed to finish just one plane. The second was found parked in a special hangar “Antonov”.
“Today, the willingness of Mriya — 70 percent. Experts and designers of “Antonov” is ready to complete the construction for several years, would be money. To the second Ukrainian “Mriya” flew into the air, you need about $ 300 million, but the exact amount may not be called one,” — emphasizes the publication.
In the course of putting the aircraft into operation it is planned to install new equipment and modern digital flight instruments.
Antonov is looking for different ways of outfitting the plane — so on this issue for several years negotiations with the people’s Republic of China. The plant “Antonov” claim – the An-225 will not sell, and will seek ways of joint operation.