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Fear, fakes and pledges as CRAIC CR929 inches forward

The development of Russian-Chinese CRAIC CR929 widebody airliner came unstuck once again, but anxiety remains, resulting in some awkward situations.   ...


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....


Russian turboprop Il-114-300 set for maiden flight in September

New Russian regional turboprop Ilyushin Il-114-300 will take to the skies for the first time in September 2020, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) CEO Yuri Slyusar announced....


Russian-Chinese disagreement causes delays for ambitious CR929

A fight over responsibilities will push first deliveries of CR929 to 2028-2029, Russian media reports. The aircraft was conceived as a joint project between Chinese COMAC and Russian UAC, mass production was planned to start in 2025....


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....


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....


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....


Rostec considers rebranding Superjet 100 again

Superjet 100 makers might finally be coming to terms with the questionable reputation of the airliner: previously plagued with maintenance problems, the aircraft made headlines earlier in 2019 after a crash in Moscow that claimed 41 lives. Rostec is considering a name change for the SSJ100.  ...


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....