The Antonov An-225 “Mriya” is a heavy six-engine medium-to-long range cargo aircraft capable of transporting 250,000 kg of mixed freight.
The aircraft fuselage has a double-deck layout. The cockpit, the relief crew compartment and the troop cabin with 88 seats are on the upper deck. The lower deck is the cargo hold.
The basic configuration of the An-225 is the same as the An-124, except the An-225 is longer, has no rear ramp/door assembly.
This aircraft has roll-on, roll-off ramp for cargo, an onboard overhead crane capable of lifting up to 30 tonnes of cargo, and items up to 120 tonnes can be winched on board. The aircraft can kneel in a nose-down position to ease loading and unloading operations.
Multi-leg landing gear and loading equipment ensure self-sufficient operation of the aircraft on prepared concrete runways and on unpaved airstrips strips.