I couldn't find a relevant thread so started this one. It appears that the Chinese are increasing their airlift capabilities significantly. It is being reported that they have reached agreement with the Ukraine to restart production of the Antonov AN-225 Mriya strategic airlifter. The AN-225 is the largest aircraft in the world at the moment and only one is flying; it being flown by Antonov Airlines in the commercial air freight market, along with seven AN-124 Ruslans. The second, as yet uncompleted Mriya, will be completed by Antonov in the Ukraine and flown to China. The following aircraft will be built by jointly by Antonov and Aerospace Industry Corporation of China (AICC) in China.