The second prototype of Russia’s MC-21-300 airliner is being prepared for first flight even as the first aircraft has completed more than 30 flights.
Flight tests of MC-21-300, the new medium-range aircraft confirm the correctness of key design and production solutions, Kirill Budayev, vice-president of Irkut Corporation said on the sidelines of the Singapore Air show.
Since the beginning of flight tests in late May 2017 test flights take place at altitudes of up to 12,000 meters and speeds of up to 860 km/h. Maximum flight duration exceeded 6 hours, range - 4500 km.
The second experimental plane of MC-21-300 had been assembled at IAP and is being prepared for the first flight. The third and fourth experienced aircraft are in different stages of production.
To obtain a certificate of the type, it is necessary that experimental MC-21-300s to perform about 1000 flights. Applications for aircraft certification were submitted to Russian certification authorities and EASA. According to the current plans, the Russian type certificate for MC-21-300 will be received in 2019, a similar EASA document - in 2020.
A significant volume of tests is connected with the wide use of composite materials in the construction of the MC-21 aircraft. In December 2017, the composite wing caisson successfully passed the static tests, demonstrating a significant margin of safety as per the design loads.
Rostec has received a firm order to supply 50 medium range MC-21 passenger aircraft to Aeroflot. Under the firm order, Rostec leasing subsidiary Aviacapital-Service will supply Aeroflot with 50 MC-21-300 aircraft on operating leases
Russian Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) has completed another stage of static tests of a composite load-bearing wing box of MC-21-300 aircraft. The lead designer of the aircraft is Irkut Corporation
Russia's state-owned military-industrial giant Rostec said Sunday during the first day of Dubai airshow that it is looking to jointly produce the Irkut MC-21 narrowbody airliner overseas -- potentially in the United Arab Emirates. According to a report by CNN Money, Rostec delegates held talks about the potential joint production of the plane with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the powerful crown prince of Abu Dhabi
The MC-21-300 test aircraft performed the first flight from the airfield of Flight Research Institute, M M Gromov in Zhukovsky city near Moscow today. During the more than three hours flight, stability and controllability were assessed at altitudes varying from 6,000 to 12,000 meters
Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin said Russia is considering setting up a MC-21 Aircraft Maintenance Center in Uzbekistan. "We also wanted to talk about the MC-21
The first prototype MC-21-300 aircraft of Irkut Corp, Russia flew from the Irkutsk Aviation Plant to the Flight Research Institute in Zhukovsky near Moscow today covering a distance of 4500 km at an altitude of 10,000 meters non-stop for six hours. This was the first long distance flight of the MC-21 test aircraft whose flight tests began earlier this year
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have conducted preliminary examination flights of Russian airliner MC-21-300 and will soon conduct certification tests. The EASA test pilots have performed the following procedures on the simulators and test benches: take-off, approach and landing using both landing systems and visual approaches; handling qualities and controllability characteristics of MC-21-300 aircraft in various control modes within the entire range of admissible operating altitudes, speeds, weights and centres of gravity; actions in case of emergency; and approaching high angles of attack, when the stall warning activates
Irkut has completed the maiden flight of the second MC-21- 300 test aircraft. The testing results of the first test aircraft were taken into account in the production of a new aircraft
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