Irkut Receives Second MC-21 Composite Wing Panel

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Irkut Receives Second MC-21 Composite Wing Panel
Russian MC-21 airliner

Russian Irkut has received the second MC-21 composite wing panel.

The wing panel is manufactured by AeroComposite. Currently Irkutsk aviation plant is occupied with connection of the first wing panel with the fuselage and installation of aircraft systems, the company said in a statement Friday.

AeroComposite-Ulyanovsk production site performs assembly of the composite wing box for strength and static tests in TsAGI (Central Aero-hydrodynamic Institute), as well as manufacturing of composite panels for MC-21 static tests.

MC-21 is a series of three twin-engine short-range and mid-range Russian jet airliners with a capacity of 150-212 passengers being developed and to be produced by Irkut and Yakovlev Design Bureau of the United Aircraft Corporation group.

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