Tag: Irkut

Mexican Interjet Interested in Buying Russian MC-21 Passenger Jet

The Mexican carrier Interjet is interested in acquiring Russian MС-21 aircraft, company president Miguel Aleman Velasco told RIA Novosti. “We are very interested in the MC-21, because its components are lighter, it consumes less fuel… Its engines are from North America, but we hope that Russia will make its own engines, which will make the […]

Russia’s New MC-21 Airliner To Climb To 11km Altitude In Flight Tests

The flight prototype of Russia’s new MC-21 medium-haul passenger jet will climb to an altitude of 11 kilometers for the first time in September this year, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told TASS on Thursday. “The plane will start flying again soon, already in August. September is an extremely busy month. The plane should […]

Russia’s MC-21 And IL-114 Win New Orders At MAKS Air Show

Russian-manufactured aircraft—the Irkut MC-21 and Ilyushin IL-114—won new orders on the second day of the MAKS Air Show in Moscow. Russia’s Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) signed a letter of intent with Saratov Airlines to lease six MC-21-300s July 19. The 211-seat aircraft is scheduled to be delivered from 2022-2025. The Saratov-based carrier has not yet […]

Watch How Russian MC-21 Narrow Body Makes Successful First Flight

Russia’s newest commercial passenger aircraft, the MC-21 has made its first flight. It is the first Russian-made narrowbody commercial passenger aircraft designed in the post-Soviet era. The maiden flight of MC-21-300 commercial aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member). The duration of the flight […]

MC-21 Rolls Off Assembly Room Floor

The first flying prototype of the Ikrut MC-21, a Russian twin-engine short-mid-range jet airliner with a capacity of 150-211 passengers, has left the assembly room floor, Russian media reports, citing sources in the aviation industry. Speaking to the RIA Novosti news agency on Thursday, an official from Irkut Corporation confirmed that “the first flying model […]

MC-21 Wing to Be Reinforced Following Static Tests

Russia’s Irkut MC-21-300 narrowbody pogram has passed an important milestone in static tests. The aircraft’s composite wingbox was destroyed by exposing it to loads that were higher than 90% of the ultimate load. The aircraft’s designer, Irkut Corporation, told Russian Aviation Insider that the wing fatigue testing had been completed at the end of February. […]

Irkut MC-21’s PD-14 Engine Begins Second Stage of Testing

Russia’s United Engine Corp. (UEC) has started the second stage of PD-14 engine testing for the Irkut MC-21 aircraft. The tests are conducted at Flight Research Institute at Zhukovsky near Moscow. Irkut is a subsidiary of Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. During the second stage, UEC said “the performance of the PD-14 engine will be tested […]

Is Russian MC-21 Good Enough to Join the Oligopolistic Market?

The single-aisle airliner market is getting more crowded. On 8 June Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. unveiled the next domestic airliner which is believed to achieve remarkable success in penetrating the global commercial aviation market. Russians call the MS-21 their biggest investment in the revival of Russia‘s commercial aviation industry. With composite wings, Pratt & Whitney […]