The world’s biggest propeller plane, the Antonov AN-22, is due to land at Manchester Airport today. It will be flying in from Helsinki. It was originally due on Thursday afternoon but that arrival was cancelled. It’s now expected to land on Friday morning.
The Antonov AN-22 is a heavy military transport aircraft with four contra-rotating propellers, and the largest turboprop-powered plane in the world.
It first appeared publicly outside the Soviet Union at the 1965 Paris Air Show. Since then, the model has been used in major military and humanitarian airlifts for the Soviet Union and Russia.