Asobo Studio Adds Antonov AN-225 Mriya to Microsoft Flight Simulator to Aid in Restoration Efforts

The world’s largest aircraft, the Antonov AN-225 Mriya, was destroyed during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, leaving the only existing model stationed at Antonov Airport outside of Kiev completely inoperable. The Mriya was an ultra-heavy lift jet transport aircraft featuring six engines and holding the record as the world’s longest plane, as well as many other size-related aviation records.

However, Asobo Studio has now added the Mriya to Microsoft Flight Simulator, providing aviation enthusiasts with an opportunity to experience the largest aircraft ever built. In addition, flying the Antonov AN-225 Mriya in the simulator contributes to the restoration of the Ukrainian aircraft, with all proceeds from the project going towards rebuilding efforts.

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s digital preservation efforts continue with the addition of the Antonov AN-225 Mriya, which offers a unique opportunity for aviation enthusiasts to experience this massive aircraft. Only one Mriya was ever completed, and the destruction of the existing model during the Russian invasion of Ukraine made restoration efforts all the more crucial.

Despite the setback, efforts are underway to rebuild the Antonov AN-225 Mriya and fly it again. By flying the aircraft in Microsoft Flight Simulator, users can contribute to the restoration project while experiencing the Mriya’s massive size and unique features.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is available for download as part of the Game Pass subscription service. Check out the trailer below for a closer look at the Antonov AN-225 Mriya and experience the world’s largest aircraft in all its glory.