Russia’s 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 flights were performed with a large and low take-off weight, in the conditions of front and rear centering. The operation of the integrated aircraft control system in the normal mode has been verified. Testers rated the aircraft's behavior at minimum handling speeds* of take-off and landing, including with an imitation of engine failure.
Yuri Slyusar, President of UAC said: “The MC-21-300 is undergoing flight tests in order to obtain Russian and European type certificates. The completion of the second session of certification flights by EASA testers is another step in this direction. In parallel, at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant we are expanding the production of MC-21-300 aircraft intended for initial customer’s delivery”.
The first session of the certification flights of EASA experts took place in January 2019. In September 2018, EASA test crew completed a special course in theoretical and practical training, as a result of which they obtained permission to fly on MC-21-300 aircraft.
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