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.
“The MC-21-300 is still undergoing flight tests and development. The third iteration of the aircraft completed its maiden flight today. In addition to special testing equipment, a passenger cabin has been installed on the plane,” Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia, said.
The aircraft will be first presented at Russia’s MAKS Air Show, set to be held from August 27 to September 1, 2019.
"A decision was made to hold the first presentation of the MC-21-300 passenger aircraft at the aviation and space show MAKS 2019,” the minister added.
The fourth prototype of the aircraft is likely to be tested this year. “In 2019 the fourth MC-21-300 prototype, built at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant will join the flight tests,” Yuri Slyusar, President of UAC and Irkut Corporation said, talking about future plans of developing the aircraft.
Irkut Corporation is conducting MC-21-300 flight tests in order to obtain Russian and European type certificates.
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
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
Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corporation announced its plan to conclude a new contract this year with the Russian Ministry of Defence for the supply of Su-30SM fighters. "This year we plan to sign a new contract, which will ensure the loading of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant in the coming years at the level of 12-14 aircraft per year," President of United Aircraft Corporation and Irkut Corporation Yury Slyusar was quoted as saying by the Vedomosti newspaper
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
Irkut Corporation will present MC-21-300 new generation passenger aircraft for the first time at Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019. The aircraft participating the MAKS flying display is the FTV-1, which has performed maiden flight
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
Irkut Corp has displayed a new advanced simulator of the MC-21-300 aircraft at the Paris Air show 2019. The procedural simulator of MC-21-300 has been upgraded after the successful flight tests
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