Irkut Corporation has begun manufacturing components for MC-21 airliner’s third and fourth prototype.
As per the presentation on MC-21 program status published in company’s website, Irkut has begun manufacturing process of МС-21-300-0003 and МС-21-300-0004 components, units, and assembling of MC-21-300-0003 aircraft is currently being performed at its Plant.
Ulyanovsk-based Aviastar-SP, the largest supplier under the MC-21 program, plans to ship a set of elements for third prototype, MC-21-300 baseline version, to Irkutsk Aviation Plant next year.
Kommersant daily reported earlier that OEM Irkut Corporation aims to build four production MC-21s by 2018. Production rate is expected to reach 20 airframes by 2020, and around 70 by 2033. The company’s existing production capacities allow for building 10 MC-21 aircraft annually.
Aircraft of the first series will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1400G-JM turbofan engines. Later on, operators will be able to choose Russian-built PD-14 powerplants.
Ahead of MC-21 airliners maiden flight next year, Irkut Corporation announced Tuesday that it has started preparing for the aircrafts 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
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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
Irkut, a subsidiary of the Russian state-controlled United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), reports 17% increase in the revenue for the financial year 2016 reaching almost US$1.624 billion against US$1
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