The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a record-breaking aircraft. It is the longest and heaviest aircraft ever built and has the largest wingspan of any current aircraft in operation. The An-225 also holds the records for airlifting the largest single item payload of 189,980 kg (418,834) as well as the largest total payload of 253,820 kilograms (559,577 pounds). The huge aircraft has a length of 84 m (257 ft in), is 18.1m in height (59ft 5 in) and has a wingspan of 88.4m (290 ft).
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