China to Buy and Build World Largest Transport Aircraft A225


World only largest transport A225 delivers goods to China at Shijiazhuang Airport

World only largest transport A225 delivers goods to China at Shijiazhuang Airport

The half finished A225 well preserved in Ukraine

The half finished A225 well preserved in Ukraine. mil.huanqiu.com photo

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)

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4 Comments on “China to Buy and Build World Largest Transport Aircraft A225”

  1. Joseph says:

    I thought the Ukrainian is American pet now. I thought they would ‘not’ sell military hardware and technology to China anymore. So what is going on? The American forget to feed its pet?or the American cannot afford to feed its pet anymore?

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    • Jane says:

      Ukraine really has no choice. They’re selling off the last of the family jewels at this point.

      Antonov planes use Russian engines, Russian avionics, and many other Russian parts. They sell most of their planes to Russia. Now that Ukraine has cut itself off from Russia, Antonov is dead.

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  2. Steve says:

    Agree – this is definitely a great investment. No need to reverse engineer, but build with the experts form Ukraine and China. Think of the technological and strategic benefits gained from this experience. China’s future aviation in military and civilian transport aircraft are well established.

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  3. Foxhound says:

    Why not! China has the human potential, and the money to overcome this challenge.

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