airplaneUkraine made world’s largest airplane ‘Antonov An-225 Mriya’ is taking its first flight to Australia. The plane took off from Kiev on Tuesday.

According to reports, capable of carrying the equivalent of ten British battle tanks, the aircraft will transport a 117 tonne electric generator to a mining company Worstely Alumina in Perth.

The length of ‘Antonov An-225 Mriya’ is measured at 84 metres and its wing area is reported to be twice the wing area of a Boeing 747.

According to reports, this 600 tonne aircraft was initially built to transport the Soviet space shuttle ‘the Buran’ in the late 1980s

In 2016, this is the first long-distance journey for Mriya.