Russia’s 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 company’s press release states.
Oleg Demchenko, the president of Irkut Corporation said: “Today we made an important step forward: MC-21 aircraft performed a flight with the landing gear retraction and extension. This allows to proceed with new and more complex modes of flight testing”.
On May 29, Russia’s new generation of passenger airliner MC-21 successfully performed its first flight.
The airliner is intended for the biggest air transportation market segment, its capacity is 163 - 211 seats. As said by manufacturers, MC-21’s fuselage diameter is the largest in the single-aisle aircraft class and will provide enhanced comfort for passengers.
A delegation of Irkut Corporation lead by Oleg Demchenko is participating in the Paris Air Show 2017 where it plans to hold meetings with potential customers of the MC-21 airliner. Models of the MC-21 have been displayed at the Russian stand in the show.
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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
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The first prototype MC-21-300 aircraft of Irkut Corp, Russia flew from the Irkutsk Aviation Plant to the Flight Research Institute in Zhukovsky near Moscow today covering a distance of 4500 km at an altitude of 10,000 meters non-stop for six hours. This was the first long distance flight of the MC-21 test aircraft whose flight tests began earlier this year
Irkut Corporation has started the second stage of in-plant development tests for Russias newest commercial plane MC-21, the manufacturer announced Wednesday. "On September 13, the second stage of MC-21-300 in-plant development tests program began," the corporation said in a report at its official homepage
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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
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