Tag: Irkut Corporation

Superjet 100 Loses its Sukhoi Nametag

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia’s Irkut Corporation, producer of the country’s MC-21 advanced airliner, has been handed full control of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) after receiving all of SCAC’s shares. SCAC was previously fully owned by Sukhoi Company and the change of ownership is part of an overall plan to create a fully-fledged, autonomous commercial aviation division under […]

The Second MC-21 Aircraft Continues Flying Tests in New Painting

Reading Time: 1 minute The second MC-21-300 test aircraft flew painted in a new colour. The flight lasting 3 hours 7 minutes was performed at the airfield of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member). The flight task included checking of aircraft systems and taking aerodynamic corrections for the air-speed parameters measurement system. The […]

Second MC-21-300 Aircraft Joined the Flight Test Program

Reading Time: 2 minutes On May 12, 2018, the maiden flight of the second MC-21-300 test aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member). The testing results of the first test aircraft were taken into account in the production of a new aircraft. The duration of flight was 1 […]

Irkut Corporation Completes the Construction of the Second MC-21-300

Reading Time: 1 minute At the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut Corporation (part of UAC), the construction of the second MC-21-300 aircraft, intended for flight testing, was completed. The testing results of the first test aircraft were taken into account in the production of a new aircraft. On March 25, the MC-21-300 was transferred from the final […]

MC-21 Narrowbody to Sport Russian PD-14 Engines from 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Aviadvigatel PD-14-powered version of Russia’s new-generation Irkut MC-21 narrowbody is scheduled to be rolled out in Q2 2019 following system checks and tests of the engine’s compatibility with the aircraft, Sergey Popov, managing director of UEC – Perm Engines, has announced. There are currently three PD-14 examples being assembled for testing purposes. These powerplants […]

Second MC-21 Prototype Said to Fly in Early March at Latest

Reading Time: 1 minute The second flying prototype of Russia’s Irkut MC-21 narrowbody program will join the flight test program in late February or early March this year, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has tweeted. Initially, the new stage of Russia’s next generation narrowbody program was scheduled to commence before the end of 2017. The first MC-21 prototype […]

MC-21 Aircraft Has Flown Nonstop from Irkutsk to Zhukovsky

Reading Time: 1 minute On October 17 2017, the first test MC-21-300 aircraft flew from the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant to the airfield of Flight Research Institute n.a. M.M. Gromov (Ramenskoye, Moscow Region), to continue flight tests. The aircraft flew nonstop 4 500 km for 6 hours at the altitude of 10 000 meters. Mr Oleg Kononenko, the […]

Irkut And SCAC To Be Merged Into UAC Corporate Center

Reading Time: 2 minutes The ongoing reform of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will see its corporate structure transformed into a single company and converted to a single share, reads the corporation’s statement. The process will involve merging the corporation’s subsidiaries Irkut Corporation and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), transforming them into a so-called corporate center. The decision was […]

Russia’s A320 And B737 Alternative Attracts Orders

Reading Time: 2 minutes After test flights were successfully completed in June, the Russian built single-aisle twinjet MC-21 is now being prepped for a second round of testing. Deliveries are expected to start in 2018 and Russian state media has said numerous contracts with domestic and foreign carriers have already been agreed, although it is largely expected to fill […]

MC-21-300 Factory Tests Enter Second Stage

Reading Time: 1 minute The flying prototype of Russia’s new Irkut MC-21-300 narrowbody airliner has completed the first stage of factory testing, OEM Irkut Corporation reports. The final, sixth flight as part of the first stage was performed on June 23. During the first phase the aircraft was tested for stability and controllability with different configurations of the wing […]