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. UAC enterprises have begun to manufacture parts and units of MC-21-300 aircraft intended for customer’s delivery. Joining to the flight tests of new aircraft and production intensification of mass-produced airplanes are the main tasks of 2019,” said Yuri Slusar, President of UAC and Irkut Corporation.
Irkut Corporation completed construction of the third MC-21-300, intended for flight tests. On December 25, the aircraft was transferred from the final assembly shop to the flight test unit of Irkutsk aviation plant - a branch of Irkut Corporation, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
Testing results of the first MC-21-300 aircraft passing certification tests were taken into account in the production of the new aircraft. The components and units of the fourth flight test aircraft are being assembled at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant.
Currently, two MC-21-300 aircraft are taking part in flight certification tests at the airfield of Flight Test Institute named after M.M. Gromov. The aircraft for static testing is tested in Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI).
In December, the MC-21-300 aircraft fuselage was delivered here, which, after assembling the airframe, will join endurance tests.
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
Russias Rostec state corporation which recently took over United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) plans to invest 55 billion rubles ($834 Million) in the MC-21 airliner project. The inclusion of UAC into Rostec is expected to increase the revenues of its aviation cluster to 1 trillion rubles ($15 billion) said Director of Rostecs aviation cluster, Anatoliy Serdyukov
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
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
Russias MC-21 aircraft successfully underwent the second certification tests by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). During the certification tests, EASA experts evaluated the behavior of MC-21-300 aircraft in various modes at altitudes till 12,000 m
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have completed the first flight session for certifying Russian airliner MC-21, the Russian manufacturer Irkut Corporation said in a press release. During the certification tests, the behavior of MC-21-300 aircraft was evaluated in various modes, including high angles of attack and stalling
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
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