The Antonov is a strategic airliftcargo aircraft that was designed by the Antonov Design Bureau in the Ukrainian SSR within the Soviet Union during the 1980s. It is powered by six turbofan engines and is the heaviest aircraft ever built, with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tonnes (710 short tons; 630 long tons) and you can see this beast depart fromCairns Airport tomorrow (Wednesday 26 September) at 12 noon. This time is subject to change & they will provide further updates if necessary.
Happy plane spotting! 📸