OFFICIAL: Antonov AN-225 comes to Bucharest, on October 7, 2021
OFFICIAL: The arrival of the Antonov AN-225 plane in Bucharest is confirmed. It will come on October 7, 2021! It is expected to land around 15:00!
The official news: There are great chances to see the largest cargo plane in the world - Antonov AN-225 - in Bucharest. There is still nothing official, the approvals from AACR being expected based on the aeronautical study sent. From the information received, the only solution would be to land on the 08L - 26R runway and stay in the Oscar area.
Also from the information available, the plane would not have waited in Bucharest earlier than Friday, October 8, 2021. It would be a premiere for Romania and for the Henri Coandă International Airport, Otopeni.
Antonov AN-225 Mriya it has a length of 84 meters and a wingspan of 88.4 meters. The problem with this plane is its huge size, the runway and certain runways being designed to support it in terms of weight, but it is debatable about the maneuvering space. It's about the same problem with the A380.
We will come back with concrete information as soon as we have it!