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Clement Charpentreau
Irkut completes assembly of fourth MC-21 test prototype

Irkut Corporation, part of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), has completed the construction of the fourth MC-21-300 aircraft for flight tests....


Clement Charpentreau
Irkut MC-21 achieves third round of EASA certification flights

Test pilots from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) completed the third flight session of the MC-21-300 certification program, the plane manufacturer announced on October 31, 2019....


AeroTime Team
MC-21 suffers landing gear problem during test flight

MC-21-300 test aircraft suffered a landing gear issue during a test flight on October 3, 2019. The manufacturer of the Russian passenger jet in-the-making, UAC, said that despite the issue, the landing was normal, while local media reports that emergency landing took place at Zhukovsky airport in Moscow. ...


Clement Charpentreau
UAC goes “all in” and signs agreements for 20 MC-21s at MAKS

The Russian conglomerate United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is using the MAKS international air show to showcase its airliner in-development, the MC-21. With most prototypes present at the event, the manufacturer signs preliminary orders with three different airlines from the region....


AeroTime Team
Third MC-21 joins flight testing, Irkut says

Irkut Corporation announces that the third MC-21-300 prototype was flown to Moscow to join certification testing program. This time, the airliner was fitted with passenger cabin.  ...


AeroTime Team
Third MC-21 prototype begins flight tests [video]

The third prototype joined the previous two MC-21-300 aircraft for flight testing at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant in Russia.  ...


Ina Hladyshava
MC-21 production postponed again, new Russian engines tested

Russian manufacturer Irkut plans to build a new MC-21 plane prototype to test its Russian-made engines....


Ina Hladyshava
MC-21 service entry threatened by US sanctions

The Russian narrow-body airliner Irkut MC-21, boldly advertised by the manufacturer to have a greater economic efficiency than Airbus and Boeing commercial jets, has another barrier on its way to mass production, expected in 2020....


Clement Charpentreau
Sukhoi Superjet 100 changes hands… and name

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 is dead, long live the Superjet 100! Russian conglomerate United Aircraft Building Corporation (UAC) transferred the shares of its subsidiary Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAS) to another subsidiary, Irkut Corporation, hence the name change....


Clement Charpentreau
MC-21-300 performs maiden landing in the dark [Video]

One of the two MC-21-300 test aircraft performed maiden night landing while undergoing flight tests at the airfield “Ramenskoye” of Flight Research Institute M.M. Gromov (Zhukovsky, Moscow Region)....