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-21’s composite wings from the United States and Japan were halted due to the US sanctions against Aerocomposit. UAC and Rostec are considering several options of tackling the issue, one of them is to abandon composites and swap them out with metal.
The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has not abandoned and has no plans to abandon the use of composite materials for creation of wings of the MC-21 passenger jet, TASS quoted an unnamed source as saying on Thursday.
"No one has rejected and has no plans to reject the use of composites for creation of the MC-21 jet’s wing," the source said.
"After Aerocomposit was put on the sanctions list, we initiated an appeal procedure on that decision. Such decisions mean the use of sanctions rhetoric in a competitive struggle in high-tech sectors," the source added.
"It is no secret that an absolutely civil company Aerocomposit that on no account is connected with the military-industrial complex, was put on the US sanctions list earlier. Another strong player having emerged in a high-margin niche of medium-range aircrafts with a brand-new product must be raising concerns among global players," the company’s press service noted.
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
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
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Russian MC-21 airliner program which had been delayed due to American sanctions on acquiring composite technology has moved back on track with a Russia-based AeroKompozite announcing the development of wings and other structures made from composites. The announcement was made by United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) which is the lead agency for developing the passenger plane on its Twitter account Monday
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