Tag: MC-21

Aeroflot Plans to Receive 50 MC-21 Aircraft in the Coming Years

Aeroflot airline plans to receive 50 MC-21 aircraft in the coming years, the company’s statement says. “In the coming years we are expecting the delivery of 50 MC-21s, in addition, Aeroflot is considering the possibility of an additional increase in the fleet of domestic aircraft,” the report says. Aeroflot will be the first operator of […]

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

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 […]

Superjet 100 and MC-21 May Be United under Single Brand

Russian SSJ-100 and MC-21 planes may be united under common brand, President of the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) Alexander Rubtsov told at the Eurasia Airshow-2018. “It’s quite probable that we will make a transition to a single brand. I do not rule out it will be either MC or any other derivative. We will […]

New Russian Airliner MC-21 to Debut in Autumn 2018

The world premiere of the new Russian airliner МC-21 will be held in autumn 2018, the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said – written by Vedomosti. “By the end of the year – most likely, it will be Southeast Asia – in the fall. I do not remember the month and date, but […]

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

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

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 […]

Russia’s PD-14 Turbofan Engine Enters Third Phase of Flight Tests

Russia’s Aviadvigatel PD-14 engine program has entered the third phase of flight tests, United Engine Corporation (UEC) reports. The phase is intended for verifying the results of the previous, pre-certification test flights, after which the Federal Air Transport Agency is expected to issue a type certificate for the powerplant. A single production-compliant flying prototype is […]

MC-21 Aircraft Has Flown Nonstop from Irkutsk to Zhukovsky

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 […]

Russia’s A320 And B737 Alternative Attracts Orders

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 […]

Indonesia Is Still Undecided On The Purchase Of Russia’s MC-21 Aircraft

Jakarta is still undecided on the purchase of Russia’s new MC-21 passenger airplane, Indonesian Ambassador to Russia Mohamad Wahid Supriyadi told Sputnik on Wednesday, adding though that the jets could be in great demand in Indonesia. On August 9, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said during his trip to Jakarta that Russia’s Irkut aircraft corporation […]