Pearson International airport got a visit on Saturday, May 30th from a special aircraft: The Antonov An-225 Mriya, otherwise known as the largest cargo plane in the world.
Today (Saturday, May 30), the plane landed at Pearson Airport to deliver a shipment of personal protective equipment from China via Japan and Alaska.
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In addition to being the world’s largest cargo plane, it’s also the heaviest cargo plane (built to hold 250 tonnes of cargo) and boasts an incredible wingspan of 290 feet.
The AN-225 has been flying all over the world to help deliver medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Pearson Airport.
“Before COVID-19, the majority of cargo arriving and departing from Pearson was air and space craft parts, computer components and precious stones and minerals, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, fresh fruit, vegetables, other food and textiles,” the airport said in a recent statement.
“However, in these changing times, Pearson has become a critical link for air cargo, ensuring Canada has access to time-critical medical supplies, highly perishable goods, and materials needed to support economic stability and recovery.”