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. Further flight tests will continue in Zhukovsky.
Mr Oleg Kononenko, the test pilot and the flight crew commander, noted: “The flight went in standard mode. All aircraft systems operated without failures.”
Mr Yuri Slyusar, the President of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and Irkut Corporation said: “Today we open the new milestone of MC-21 program. Ahead, there is a continuation of flight and ground tests, introduction of new aircraft samples into test program, certification and initiation of serial production.”
Together with Irkut Corporation, a number of UAC enterprises, our partners from Rostec Corporation, and leading foreign companies participate in the MC-21 program. This program moves our enterprises to the new technological level and ensures the professional growth of our specialists, he added
Mr Oleg Demchenko, the First Vice-President and the Chief Designer of Irkut Corporation said: “Flight tests of MC-21 aircraft performed at Irkutsk Aviation Plant, together with the long flight (from Irkutsk to Ramenskoye) prove declared aircraft characteristics.”
Since today, tests will be continued at Flight Test and Development Facility of Yakovlev Design Bureau. The new hangar with the new up-to-date complex for collection, processing, and storage of information, obtained during flight and ground tests, had been built for MC-21 basing, he said.
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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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
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
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
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
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Russia's state-owned military-industrial giant Rostec said Sunday during the first day of Dubai airshow that it is looking to jointly produce the Irkut MC-21 narrowbody airliner overseas -- potentially in the United Arab Emirates. According to a report by CNN Money, Rostec delegates held talks about the potential joint production of the plane with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the powerful crown prince of Abu Dhabi
The MC-21-300 test aircraft performed the first flight from the airfield of Flight Research Institute, M M Gromov in Zhukovsky city near Moscow today. During the more than three hours flight, stability and controllability were assessed at altitudes varying from 6,000 to 12,000 meters
Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin said Russia is considering setting up a MC-21 Aircraft Maintenance Center in Uzbekistan. "We also wanted to talk about the MC-21
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