The Winged Warehouse

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This afternoon.

Shannon Airport, county Clare.

Nandi O’Sullivan writes:

The world’s largest aircraft, the Antonov AN-225 touched down from China carrying a cargo consignment for distribution in the Irish retail sector.

The six-storey-high, Ukrainian-built Antonov AN-225 is the only one of its kind. It has a wingspan of 88 metres, 32 wheels and is capable of carrying 640,000 tonnes on take-off. Known as the ‘Mriya’ the Russian word for dream.

With the longest runway in Ireland at 3,199m, Shannon Airport is the only airport in Ireland capable of accommodating the Antonov AN-225.

The Antonov is due to depart Shannon tomorrow at 9am.

Pics by Arthur Ellis

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18 thoughts on “The Winged Warehouse

  1. D-troll

    love the picture of the three lads in the high vis vests.

    whatever happened to ‘its not a caption contest unless you say so’

    “She’s a fine big wun…..are you coming for pints on Friday”

  2. H

    I’d love to have a look at that, we saw an Airbus Beluga in France a few years ago and that was pretty impressive

  3. Kevin 17

    My nephew is a pilot.
    He used to annoy me with his Pokémon obsession when he was younger.
    Extrapolate from that what you will.

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