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Mriya cargo aircraft back in air after repair

New equipment works well.

Mriya cargo aircraft back in air after repair
Photo: EPA/UPG

Ukrainian aircraft An-225 Mriya has made its first flight after repair and modernization, according to the TSN news service of Ukraine's One Plus One TV.

The pilots raised the Mriya to a height of about 12 km, where they tested the plane's new navigation equipment.

"Our designers have implemented another series of improvements in avionics. Such modernization is going on continuously," Antonov Airlines director Mykhaylo Kharchenko said.

After a two-hour flight, Mriya returned to the airfield in Hostomel.

"The flight was very good, the equipment works well. It's amazing that the plane did not fly for one-and-a-half years, but it is ready for a commercial flight even today," crew commander Dmytro Antonov said.

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