Ulyanovsk, Russia-based Aviastar has rolled out its last Antonov An-124-100 Ruslan superheavy freighter. The aircraft, an upgraded model featuring extended maximum takeoff weight (from 392 metric tons to 402) and maximum payload weight (150 metric tons, compared with 120 for the basic version) was delivered to outsize cargo specialist Volga Dnepr. Like other Russian air transport programs, its production was virtually halted in 1994, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, but ...
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