Tag: MC-21-300

Third MC-21-300 Aircraft Joins Flight Test Program

Reading Time: 1 minute The maiden flight of the third MC-21-300 test aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member). The duration of flight was 1 hour 30 minutes at an altitude of 3500 meters at a speed of up to 450 km / h. The plane was piloted […]

EASA Completes the Initial Session of MC-21 Certification Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute The flight test team of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has completed the first flight testing session of Russia’s advanced MC-21-300 narrow-body twin jet certification campaign. Participation of EASA in the testing of the new aircraft is a prerequisite to its final validation by the European agency. During the certification tests, the behaviour […]

Third MC-21-300 Flight Test Aircraft Construction Completed

Reading Time: 1 minute Irkut Corporation (a UAC member) completed construction of the third MC-21-300, intended for flight tests. On December 25, the aircraft was transferred from the final assembly shop to the flight test unit of Irkutsk aviation plant. Testing results of the first MC-21-300 aircraft passing certification tests were taken into account in the production of the […]

Fuselage of MC-21-300 Aircraft Delivered to Zhukovsky

Reading Time: 1 minute The fuselage of the MC-21-300 aircraft, designed for endurance tests, was delivered to the Ramenskoye airfield (the city of Zhukovsky) from the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut Corporation (part of the UAC). Specialists of the Corporation together with employees of enterprises participating in cooperation and TsAGI staff will assemble the MC-21-300 […]

Watch MC-21-300 Aircraft Performing Maiden Night Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute The MC-21-300 test aircraft has performed a maiden night landing, while undergoing flight tests at the airfield of Flight Test Institute named after M.M. Gromov. The functioning of navigation and landing, as well as external lighting equipment has been checked during the flight. For instrumental testing of its systems, the aircraft has performed several passes […]

Aeroflot to Buy Back Shares From Dissenting Shareholders

Reading Time: 1 minute Russian flag carrier Aeroflot is to buy back shares from those stakeholders who disagreed with the major lease deal of 50 advanced, Russian-made MC-21-300 narrow-body aircraft. An extraordinary meeting of the airline’s board of directors established that the national carrier will take back 47,817,796 shares at a total value of US$107 million. Russian legislation allows […]

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 […]

Aeroflot’s Shareholders Approve Lease of 50 MC-21 Russian Airliners

Reading Time: 2 minutes Shareholders of Aeroflot Group (which includes Aeroflot, Rossiya Airlines, Pobeda Airlines and Aurora Airlines) have approved a major financial transaction for the operating leases of 50 new MC-21-300 narrow-body aircraft, at the holding company’s Annual General Meeting held on June 25, the airline group reports. The new aircraft – a Russian single-aisle twinjet airliner project […]

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 […]