Russia's MC-21 airliner which marked its first flight on Sunday could be sitting on orders worth US$15.7 billion with 175 firm orders at US$90 million apiece.
Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Rostec, said during the Russian airliner MC-21’s first flight ceremony Monday: “We are the first and currently the largest client for МС-21 airliners, we signed a firm contract for 85 airliners. Our subsidiary Avia Capital Services has already signed an agreement to purchase a batch of 50 МС-21 airliners for Aeroflot”.
Russian delegates also stressed that the global demand for the MC-21 commercial airliner will rise in the next decade. Yury Slyusar, the President of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said, “According to our estimates, the global demand in the MC-21 segment will be about 15,000 new aircraft in the next 20 years. I'm sure the airlines will appreciate our new aircraft”.
Russia reached a milestone Monday as its new commercial airliner MC-21-300 made its maiden flight at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant on May 28. The duration of the flight was 30 minutes at the altitude of 1000 meters, at the speed of 300 km/hour.
The airliner is intended for the biggest air transportation market segment, its capacity is 163-211 seats.
Irkut Corporation claims that the estimated reduction of direct operating costs during МС-21 operation compared to counterparts will amount to 12-15%. The initial firm order portfolio for 175 МС-21 airliners ensures production capacity utilization in the coming years, it states.
Russias new generation of passenger airliner MC-21-300 made its first flight with duration of 30 minutes, altitude of 1000 m at a speed 300 km per hour. Rostec Corp acts as the integrator of the aircraft multiple systems
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 of Russia is setting up a 20 aircraft per year production line for its MC-21 commercial airliner project at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant (IAP). The aircraft has received advanced orders of some 175 aircraft, mainly from Russia-based airlines
Sberbank, a state-owned Russian banking and financial services company, has provided financial credit resources worth about USD 1 billion for development of newest medium-range MC-21 airliner project since 2012. Irkut Corporation announced during MAKS airshow 2017 that Sberbank has signed a cooperation agreement for its MC-21 airliner development, to provide further support to the project
A scale model of a potential VVIP configuration of the MC-21 airliner being built by Russias Irkut Corporation is on display at the MAKS 2017 show currently on in Moscow. The display of the model has surprised observers as the MC-21 was first intended to come out only in passenger airliner configurations of varying seating capacity
Russias airliner MC-21 today performed another flight with the landing gear retraction and extension at Irkut aviation plant. The prototype MC-21- 300 aircraft performed a flight within the program of in-plant development tests, the companys press release states
Russian Navy has hit various Daesh targets, using Kalibr cruise missiles at militant hideouts on east of Palmyra that had housed heavy equipment and militant manpower. The militant hideouts had housed heavy equipment transferred from Raqqa, the Daesh stronghold in northern Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday
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