Antonov An-225 Mriya landed at Hy­der­abad

GMR Hy­der­abad In­ter­na­tional Air­port saw the maiden In­dian flight of AN-225 Myria Antonov Air­lines of Ukraine on its Code F com­pli­ant run­way. The air­port was cho­sen for the land­ing on in­fra­struc­ture strength and tech­ni­cal parame­tres.

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The fly­ing be­he­moth holds al­most 240 world records un­der its belt, pow­ered by six su­per charged turbo-fan en­gines, op­er­ated by a six man crew, lift­ing a mam­moth 640 met­ric tonnes of MTOW (Max­i­mum Take Off Weight). It hur­tled its land­ing gear in the wee hours of the night on May 12 at Ra­jiv Gandhi In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Hy­der­abad park­ing at the air­port’s Code-F (Air­bus A380 Com­pat­i­ble) Cargo Apron. The air­craft ar­rived from Turk­men­bashi in Cen­tral Asia and af­ter 24 hours halt at Hy­der­abad pro­ceeded to Jakarta, In­done­sia, and there­after to its fi­nal des­ti­na­tion Perth, Aus­tralia. There are only a few air­ports in world which can ac­cept this kind of air­craft since the length and width of AN 225 through its wing span is wider than even the world’s largest pas­sen­ger trans­port car­rier, the Air­bus A380 dou­ble decker air­craft.

SGK Kishore, CEO, GHIAL said, “We feel priv­i­leged to host the world’s big­gest, long­est, heav­i­est air­craft at Hy­der­abad Air­port. The land­ing of AN 225 Myria is the tes­ti­mony to our ro­bust in­fra­struc­ture, tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise and op­er­a­tional ef­fi­ciency. That of all air­ports in In­dia, Hy­der­abad Air­port was cho­sen as the tech­ni­cal stopover for the air­craft of this

size and vol­ume re­it­er­ates our com­pe­tence as a world class air­port op­er­a­tor and a lo­gis­tic hub.”

“Hy­der­abad Air­port is the only Green­field air­port in South In­dia to have a func­tional standby run­way for 24x7 flight op­er­a­tions. This helps in op­er­at­ing air ser­vices even dur­ing the main­te­nance of the main run­way. We han­dled nine A380 air­craft move­ments which chose our air­port for un­sched­uled land­ings and other ser­vices re­quire­ments,” he fur­ther added.

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