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1989. The Russian Antonov An-225 Mriya, powered by six turbofan engines, becomes the largest airplane in the world.

1989. The Russian Antonov An-225 Mriya, powered by six turbofan engines, becomes the largest airplane in the world.

National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of Septemb

Defense.gov News Release: National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of September 30, 2014

Antonov on 7 May conducted a first flight with its An-178 transport, just three weeks after it staged a roll-out ceremony for the type in Kiev. Two test pilots and one flight test engineer were aboard the twinjet for its 1h debut, says Antonov. The aircraft carries the registration UR-EXP. "The crew reported on a successful flight task realisation," the company adds in a brief statement about the milestone event. A further development of the An-148 regional airliner, the…