THE WORLD’S biggest aircraft has landed at Perth Airport in front of thousands of excited spectators on its first trip to Australia.

The Antonov An-225 Mriya, meaning “dream” in Ukrainian, landed at Perth at around 11.30am local time after a long journey from central Europe.

As these exclusive pictures by Brisbane-based planespotter Beau Chenery show, the one of a kind plane lived up to its name of Mriya — Ukrainian for “dream”.

Contracted by Worsley Alumina to transport a 117-tonne power generator from Prague, the Antonov attracted more than 15,000 aviation buffs from throughout Perth and beyond.

Not even a two-hour flight delay — due to a schedule change by Air Traffic Control in Kuala Lumpur — could deter the crowds… see more