Second prototype of Russia’s MC-21-300 aircraft has been assembled and is ready for flight testing.
At the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut Corporation,. the test results of the first prototype aircraft were taken into account in the production of a new aircraft. On March 25, the MC-21-300 was transferred from the final assembly shop to the flight test department.
"The completion of the second aircraft assembly is an important stage in the implementation of the MC-21 program. Entering of new machines this year to flight testing will solve the key tasks of the project: to complete the certification of MC-21 in a timely manner, to launch mass production and to put the first airliners to the customer," Denis Manturov, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade sid.
At present, the fuselage of the third MC-21-300 prototype aircraft is being assembled at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, and the components and units of the fourth aircraft have arrirved. The manufacture of aircraft parts and components intended for endurance test aircraft is underway.
In total, 4 MC-21-300 aircraft will be involved in flight tests ahead of the certification process.
The first MC-21-300 aircraft prototype is undergoing flight tests at the airfield of Flight Research Institute, M.M. Gromov in Zhukovsky city, Moscow region. The aircraft for static testing is tested in Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI).
The infusion technology of Russian firm JSC AeroComposit for wing manufacture of the MC-21 aircraft has won the innovative solutions award at the JEC World – 2018 event in Paris, the worlds leading composite technology show. JSC AeroComposit won the award on March 7 in the Aerospace Industry category, a press release from Russias Irkut Corp, which assembles the MC-21 airliner aircraft said
Rostec has received a firm order to supply 50 medium range MC-21 passenger aircraft to Aeroflot. Under the firm order, Rostec leasing subsidiary Aviacapital-Service will supply Aeroflot with 50 MC-21-300 aircraft on operating leases
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
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
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
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
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have conducted preliminary examination flights of Russian airliner MC-21-300 and will soon conduct certification tests. The EASA test pilots have performed the following procedures on the simulators and test benches: take-off, approach and landing using both landing systems and visual approaches; handling qualities and controllability characteristics of MC-21-300 aircraft in various control modes within the entire range of admissible operating altitudes, speeds, weights and centres of gravity; actions in case of emergency; and approaching high angles of attack, when the stall warning activates
Irkut has completed the maiden flight of the second MC-21- 300 test aircraft. The testing results of the first test aircraft were taken into account in the production of a new aircraft
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