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. Two more aircraft are placed in static display, the company said in a statement Monday.
The single-aisle, twinjet airliner will be equipped by PD-14 turbofan engines developed by United Engine Corporation (UEC) after the company was prevented by US sanctions from using Pratt & Whitney engines. With a capacity of 132–163 passengers in two class, up to 165–211 and up to 6,000–6,400 km (3,200–3,500 nmi) range, the standard MC-21-300 will be followed by a shortened MC-21-200
In June 2019, the aircraft completed its second certification tests by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). During the 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.
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
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
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
Export of MC-21 airplane to Malaysia, which has signed a ‘soft agreement to buy the jetliner may start in 2023, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said on Monday to Rossiya-24 TV Channel. "Commercial deliveries will start in 2021
Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) announced on Tuesday that the company is planning to build six MC-21 airplanes in 2021. "We have planned to manufacture six MC-21 planes in 2021, twelve in 2022, and 25 in 2023
The Russian MC-21 airliner will be displayed for the first time outside Russia at the Teknofest Istanbul Aerospace and Technology Festival (TIATF) to begin tomorrow in the Turkish capital in which it arrived today marking its first international flight. The aircraft flew from Zhukovsky airfield outside Moscow earlier and arrived in Istanbul after a three hour flight earlier today
A Russian man has been accused of stealing jet engine technology from America's GE Aviation to help Russia's Aviadvigatel, part of state-owned UEC, design jet engine gearboxes for a large aircraft. The US Justice Department announced on Thursday that it arrested the Russian man Alexander Yuryevich Korshunov, 57, and a former director for GE Aviation's Italian subsidiary named Maurizio Paolo Bianchi, 59, for the theft of jet engine technology from 2013-2018
Russian Helicopters today presented the first serial Mi-38 helicopter at the MAKS-2019 air show in Moscow. The Mi-38 helicopter made by the Kazan Helicopter Plant will take part in flying, as well as static displays
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed gathering together at MAKS 2019 air show today in Moscow. Earlier, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov had said that Russia would showcase Su-57 stealth jet to the Turkish leader
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