Manufacturers may finally finish building the world’s largest-ever plane that’s been gathering dust in an aircraft hanger since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The Antonov An-255, which is around 70 percent complete, has been kept in storage in Ukraine for the past three decades.
The project started in 1989 but came to a halt in 1994, three years after the Soviet Union collapsed and funding dried up.
The company needs about £270million to finish the aircraft, which would be a larger version of the only An-255 ever built, named the Mriya.
It is able to carry a spacecraft, 10 tanks or 30 cars – and has a standard crew of 22 people.
China-backed Antonov’s bid to complete the project by 2019, however, this has not been achieved.Do you want to be the first to get these news,updates and vital info?