Nation Current Affairs 12 May 2016 Hyderabad awaits wor ...

Hyderabad awaits world’s largest ‘ant’

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | B R SRIKANTH
Published May 12, 2016, 5:57 am IST
Updated May 12, 2016, 5:57 am IST
World's largest aircraft touches down for the first time in the country.
Up to 50,000 people are expected at Perth airport next Sunday to watch the maiden flight of this gigantic aircraft land in  Australia, said Mr Rishabh Birla, Managing Director, Air Shagoon (Network) Pvt. Ltd.
 Up to 50,000 people are expected at Perth airport next Sunday to watch the maiden flight of this gigantic aircraft land in Australia, said Mr Rishabh Birla, Managing Director, Air Shagoon (Network) Pvt. Ltd.

BENGALURU: A few minutes past midnight on Thursday, the deafening roar of six mighty engines of this behemoth-Antonov An-225 Mriya-could throw many out of their beds in Hyderabad, but as the world's largest aircraft touches down for the first time in the country, it will be a sight which every inveterate aviation enthusiast will savour.

The An-225 Mriya (Dream in Ukrainian) will stopover at GMR owned R.G.I Shamshabad Airport, Hyderabad, for 20 hours for refuelling and rest for the crew and cargo attendants during its flight from Prague to Perth with 130 tonnes of energy equipment for a Western Australian mining company. Up to 50,000 people are expected at Perth airport next Sunday to watch the maiden flight of this gigantic aircraft land in  Australia, said Mr Rishabh Birla, Managing Director, Air Shagoon (Network) Pvt. Ltd.

 

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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