Irkut Corporation has delivered the fuselage of the MC-21-300 aircraft to the Ramenskoye airfield (Zhukovsky) to conduct fatigue and operational tests of the fuselage.
Life test of aircraft are conducted to confirm the design decisions in terms of fatigue strength and operational survivability. During the tests, the glider will be subjected to multiple loads simulating at least 180 thousand flights, the company said in a statement Monday.
The Irkut MC-21 is a Russian single-aisle twinjet airliner. Currently, two MS-21-300 aircraft are undergoing flight certification tests.
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The third iteration of the Irkut MC-21-300 aircraft has completed its maiden flight, at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member). The duration of flight was 1 hour 30 minutes at an altitude of 3500 meters at a speed of up to 450 kmph, the company said in a statement Saturday
Russia has appealed against a US decision to impose sanctions against Aerocomposit, a company tasked with making wings made from lightweight composite material for its MC-21-300 airliner project which is currently undergoing prototype testing. Earlier Kommersant business daily wrote that the deliveries of materials for MC-21s composite wings from the United States and Japan were halted due to the US sanctions against Aerocomposit
Mass production of the Russian MC-21 Airliner will commence sometime in 2019 as the various enterprises of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) have begun to manufacture parts and units of MC-21-300 aircraft intended for delivery to customer who have placed orders to buy the aircraft. “In 2018 flight and ground certification tests of aircraft prototype confirmed the main design solutions
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