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Rytis Beresnevicius
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....


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AeroTime Team
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.  ...


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.  ...


Ina Hladyshava
MC-21, SSJ-100 makers eye Indonesian market

The Russian manufacturer Irkut is in hopes to seize new markets, as it reportedly discusses potential twinjet MC-21 orders with Indonesia....


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.  ...


AeroTime Team
MRO Russia & CIS 2019 on US sanctions & Superjet 100

Aviation MRO market in Russia and CIS countries is at the crossroads. This year, it has been largely about the external factors – the US sanctions significantly affected the parts delivery, which became one of the biggest challenges for the region....