China to Buy and Build World Largest Transport Aircraft A225Posted: September 3, 2016
According to mil.huanqiu.com’s report on September 2, a mystic Chinese company AICC has signed a cooperation agreement with Ukraine’s Antonov Aeronautical Scientist/Technical Complex on the purchase of Ukraine’s second A225 transport aircraft and the cooperation in batch production of A225s in China.
A225 is world largest transport aircraft able to carry 180 tons of load. Chinese aircraft expert Wang Yanan regards the transport as too large to have much use for China.
This blogger however believes that through A225 China can learn from Ukraine the technology for the construction world largest aircraft and use such technology in building China’s long-range strategic bomber.
The above photos show the world only A225 landing on China to deliver goods from Germany and the half finished world second A225 that Antonov says has been well preserved. Antonov will finish building it into an improved version of A225 for China.
Source: mil.huanqiu.com “China to build world largest transport aircraft? A mystic company has signed agreement” and “Ukraine makes public the current situation of the body of the second A225” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the reports in Chinese)