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.
Simultaneously, the target date for obtaining the Russian Type Certificate for the MC-21-300 aircraft is aimed for mid-2019 while the target date for EASA (European) Type Certificate is mid-2020. Some 1000 flights are planned as part of the schedule of certification flight tests.
Recently, the certification application for the MC-21-300 aircraft has been submitted to Russian certification authorities and EASA, an MC-21 program update statement from Irkut Corp said.
The MC-21 engine, the PW-1400G-JM has been certified in the Russian Federation, FAA and EASA. Certification tests are carried out at test-benches (total - 56 test-benches, tests are completed at 22 test-benches); qualification tests of materials have also been conducted.
The stations of the final assembly line are being put into operation in a phased manner with the capacity of about 20 aircraft per year with a phased output to the maximum level.
In 2018, the construction of a MC-21 aircraft logistics center will be completed at the IAP.
Development flight tests and certification flight tests continue at the Flight Testing Complex of the Yakovlev Design Bureau (part of the Irkut Corporation), systems are being tested and software is being debugged.
Regarding prototype aircraft progress, the second aircraft is being prepared for transfer to the flight test unit, the third aircraft is in the final assembly shop (transfer to the flight test unit in 2018) while the fourth aircraft is at the stage of components manufacturing and fuselage sections assembly.
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
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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
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
Peruvian Airlines plans to buy 10 MC-21 medium haul planes for a proposed new airline marking the first international order for Russia's medium-haul jetliner. Russias Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA) and Peruvian Airlines signed an agreement of intent to purchase 10 SSJ-100, 100-seater planes and 10 MC-21 medium haul passenger jets at the Farnborough Air Show on Monday
Second prototype of Russias MC-21-300 aircraft has been assembled and is ready for flight testing. At the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut Corporation,
Russian Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) has completed another stage of static tests of a composite load-bearing wing box of MC-21-300 aircraft. The lead designer of the aircraft is Irkut Corporation
Saudi Arabia is eyeing Russia's newest commercial aircraft -- Sukhoi Superjet 100 and MC-21, and is reportedly in talks for the purchase with the Russian officials. In an interview with TASS, Director for International Cooperation and Regional Politics at the Rostec state corporation Viktor Kladov said: "We have an active dialogue with Saudi Arabia on a whole number of areas, they are interested not only in the Russian equipment, but also in technologies
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
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