The fourth Irkut MC-21-300 test airliner completed its maiden flight on Wednesday, December 25.
The aircraft, with test registration 73056, departed from the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, located in the city of Irkutsk in Siberia, Russia.
According to the company, the design of its latest test aircraft took into account test data from the first three MC-21-300 flight test models. The MC-21-300 flew for the first time in May 2017.
Wednesday’s flight lasted 1 hour and 40 minutes, reaching an altitude of 3,000 meters (9,842 feet) and speeds of up to 500 km/h (270 knots).
Russia is soon to test its MC-21-300 airliner equipped with domestically developed PD-14 engines, following US sanctions that prevented Moscow from using Pratt &Whitney engines in its aircraft. "The assembly of the MC-21-300 fuselage to be tested with the Russian PD-14 engine was completed
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
Russia has planned to replace MC-21 twin-jet airliner's avionics manufactured by America's Honeywell and Rockwell Collins, and France's Thales with indigenous airborne avionics before 2023. A draft tender was issued to look for potential Russian manufacturers
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
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