Ahead of MC-21 airliner’s maiden flight next year, Irkut Corporation announced Tuesday that it has started preparing for the aircraft’s ground testing and has begun frequency response tests.
“The works are held in the final assembly shop of the Irkutsk Aviation plant with the participation of specialists from the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI),” company press release dated 20 December said.
The 180-seat, single-aisle aircraft is scheduled to achieve first flight from Irkut’s assembly complex in Irkutsk early next year, with entry-into-service expected to follow in 2018.
Assembly works of the MC-21-300-0002 aircraft for static tests to be conducted in TSaGI, are near completion, a presentation on the status of the MC-21 program published in Irkut website says.
As per the presentation, aircraft is under preparation for flight tests. Since the roll-out of the first flight test aircraft on 8 June, Irkut conducted fuselage testing for airtightness, installation of on-board measurement systems and equipment has been done, and aircraft systems are undergoing adjustment procedures. The aircraft is switched to electric power and frequency response tests haves been started to identify frequencies of natural oscillations of the structure.
Russian firm, Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET) is considering adapting the BINS-2015 Inertial Navigation System (INS), originally developed for the MS-21 ( internationally known as MC-21) civilian airliner for use in military drones such as the in-development Altis. "According to our calculations, BINS-2015 will pass all testing and certification stages and will be ready for mass production by 2017
Russian United Engine Corporation (UEC) demonstrated its PD-14 1:3 scale engine dummy at the Farnborough International Airshow 2016. “Work on this power unit for the new MC-21-300 domestic airplane is performed via wide-ranging cooperation of the plants belonging to United Engine Corporation
Technodinamika is developing filters and filter elements for the MC-21, Tu-214 (including its derivatives) and the Be-200ES aircraft. Work is underway under a contract with Russias Ministry of Industry and Trade to carry out research and development of systems and components for Russian aircraft
Indian ambassador to Russia, Pankaj Saran has expressed interest in future business prospects for Indo-Russian joint production of MC-21 airliner and manufacture of its components in India. The Indian diplomat made the comments during a visit to the Irkutsk aviation plant, a branch of IRKUT Corporation last week
Irkut Corporation has announced delivery of a polymeric composite wing box for its airliner MC-21. The wing box manufactured by the AeroComposite-Ulyanovsk plant has been delivered to the Central Aero-Hydrodynamic Institute named after Professor Zhukovsky (TsAGI) On July 7
Indias new civil aviation policy which seeks to increase tickets sold from 80 million presently to 300 million by 2022 may help the newly rolled-out Irkut MC-21 jetliner find customers from among airlines operating in India. The National Civil Aviation Policy seeks to increase air connectivity, allow new domestic airlines to fly abroad quickly and open up the skies for European and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries
Irkut Corporation, the manufacturer of Russias first narrow-body commercial aircraft, confirmed that the first flight model of MC-21 will be equipped with the advanced locally-made PD-14 engine in 2019. "In 2019, well have plane No
Irkut Corporation continues preparations for the flight testing of the first prototype of MC-21 airliner and has announced commencement of its taxiing tests. Within the frame of preparation for the maiden flight, the aircraft systems are being checked, ground starts of major and auxiliary power plants are being practiced, taxiings are being performed at the plants airfield, the press release states
Russias United Engine Corporation plans to invest 21.9 billion rubles (USD 390 million) into its production facilities in 2017-2025 for mass production of PD-14 aircraft engine for the new Irkut MC-21 airliner
Irkut Corporation has begun manufacturing components for MC-21 airliners third and fourth prototype. As per the
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