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Russian MC-21 Jetliner Makes First Flight with Indigenous PD-14 Engine

December 15, 2020 @ 07:11 AM

The MC-21 medium-range passenger aircraft made its first flight with a domestically-made engine, Rostec state corporation, the holding company of Russian aerospace and defence entities announced today. “On December 15,...

Russia’s MC-21 Airliner Prepares for First Flight with Domestic PD-14 Engines

November 11, 2020 @ 05:42 PM

Upsetting United States' sanctions regime, Russias Irkut Corporation has completed the construction of an MC-21-310 prototype for flight with a locally-made PD-14 engines. The domestic engines will replace Pratt &...

Foreign Partners Refuse Component Supply to Russian Civil Aircraft- MC-21 to be...

October 1, 2020 @ 04:29 AM

A number of foreign suppliers of Russian civil aircraft projects have reneged on existing contracts refusing to provide electronic and other components, according to Vasily Shpak, Director of the Department...

India Approves $2.36Bn Purchase of 21 MiG-29s, 12 Sukhoi-30 MKI Jets from

July 2, 2020 @ 11:56 AM

The Indian MoD has approved an Indian Air Force (IAF) proposal to speedily procure 21 MiG-29 fighter jets besides 12 Sukhoi MK1 from Russia. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved the...

Russian MC-21 Airliner Testing Ramped up With Two Aircraft Flying

June 5, 2020 @ 04:23 PM

Russian UAC has ramped up flight test program of the MC-21 jetliner often deploying two prototype aircraft simultaneously to make up for lost time caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program...

Malaysia May Become First International Customer of Russia MC-21 Jetliner

December 30, 2019 @ 12:29 PM

Export of MC-21 airplane to Malaysia, which has signed a ‘soft agreement to buy the jetliner may start in 2023, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said on...

Fourth Irkut MC-21 Plane Completes Maiden Flight

December 27, 2019 @ 10:06 AM

The fourth Irkut MC-21-300 test airliner completed its maiden flight on Wednesday, December 25. The aircraft, with test registration 73056, departed from the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, located in the...

Russia To Soon Test MC-21 Jet Powered By PD-14 Engine

December 10, 2019 @ 09:37 AM

Russia is soon to test its MC-21-300 airliner equipped with domestically developed PD-14 engines, following US sanctions that prevented Moscow from using Pratt &Whitney engines in its aircraft. "The assembly...

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