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30 Amazing Pictures of An-225 Mriya, the World's Largest Plane
Designed by the Soviet Union's Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s, the Antonov An-225 Mriya is touted as the world's largest, longest and heaviest aircraft.
Inflated ideas: Reviving airships
This is not an alien spaceship. It is, rather, the longest aircraft in the world, floating in a hangar at Cardington airfield, in Britain.
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At 302ft, it is the world's longest aircraft. That's longer than the Airbus A380 airliner and almost as long as Big Ben is high.
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Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson To Pilot 'Led Zeppelin'
Well, not THAT Led Zeppelin , of course - but the world's newly unveiled longest aircraft certainly bears more than a passing resemblance to the hydrogen-filled airships of old, and counts Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson among its primary champions and private investors - as well as test pilot.
'World's longest aircraft' unveiled in UK
An airship-type vehicle billed by its makers as the world's longest aircraft currently in operation was unveiled in Britain on Friday.
World's longest aircraft revealed: 300ft-long 'airship' is unveiled...
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World's longest aircraft unveiled in UK
But the unique, aerodynamic shape of the balloon - it looks as if a series of cigars have been sewn together - means it can also generate lift just like an aeroplane wing.
EUTELSAT 3B Satellite Arrives at Sea Launch Home Port Site
The spacecraft for the EUTELSAT 3B mission has been delivered on February 19th to the Sea Launch "Home Port" launch complex in in preparation for a mid-April launch.
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Airbus Industrie's A380, undergoing certification tests now, has racked up some impressive statistics: a length of 239 feet, a tail as high as an eight-story building, and a 262-foot wingspan.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade: The production of An-124 aircraft ...
The production of An-124 heavy transport aircraft may be resumed provided that a manufacturer has enough orders to make the project profitable, Gazeta.ru reports with reference to the statement made by the Director of the Ministry's Department of Aviation Industry, Andrey Boginsky.