MC-21

ICAO approves PD-14, new Russian engine to power MC-21

Aviadvigatel PD-14, a new Russian turbofan engine slated to power the MC-21 airliner, was found compliant with ICAO emission standards....


Russian MC-21 suffers runway excursion during flight test

 An Irkut MC-21 suffered a runway excursion during an aborted takeoff test at Zhukovsky airport....


Irkut MC-21 conducted first flight with Russian PD-14 engines

The first prototype of the new Russian airliner MC-21-300 fitted with Aviadvigatel PD-14 engines successfully finished its first flight test....


MC-21-300 successfully achieves water operation tests

Irkut Corporation ran an evaluation of the MC-21-300 prototype behavior over water. The aircraft proved safe to operate on a wet runway....


High-density MC-21 to resume certification flights

The Russian answer to Boeing 737 and Airbus A320, the MC-21, continues certification flights, the manufacturer UAC said. The fourth testbed has just undergone painting and is getting ready to resume certification flights in high-density layout. ...


Russian MC-21 resumes flight tests, certification in question?

After a short-term suspension due to COVID-19 preventive measures, the flight test program for the Russian narrowbody aircraft Irkut MC-21-300 is underway again, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) announced on April 22, 2020....


Week of surprising and record-breaking flights

As airlines around the globe were announcing flight cuts in bulk over the past week, one might be under the impression that movement in the skies is coming under a standstill. Not quite so. Here are the five impressive recent flights that brought awe, wonder, and surprise. ...


Irkut MC-21-300 conducts flight test with high-density cabin

The fourth Irkut MC-21-300 test frame, which joined the test program in December 2019, has completed a test with a high-density cabin, the manufacturer United Aircraft Corporation announced. ...


Fourth Irkut MC-21-300 airframe joins the flight test program

The Russian answer to the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families, the Irkut MC-21, took another step forward in flight tests as a fourth airframe completed its first flight test, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) announced....


Russian Aviadvigatel PD-14 engine to power MC-21 aerotime aviation news

Introducing Aviadvigatel PD-14: engine to power MC-21

The Irkutsk Aviation Plant has completed assembly of a new MC-21-300 aircraft fuselage. While the fuselage is the fifth already and three prototypes are already in flight testing, what is special about this particular prototype is the fact that it would be the first one equipped with a new type of engines. This time, the engine would be made in Russia.  ...