The world’s largest aircraft landing successfully in Australia


The Antonov An-225 Mriya, designed in the Soviet Union in the 1980s, was chartered by a resources company to transport a 117-tonne turbine. The An-225 is the longest and heaviest aeroplane ever built. It also has the largest wingspan at 88.4m.

Thousands of spectators line the runway at Perth airport to watch the world’s largest plane land in Australia for the first time.