Tag: MC-21

Russia to Produce Six MC-21 Aircraft in 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) plans to roll out the first six serially-built MC-21 jets in 2021, double that number in 2022, before ramping up production of the country’s advanced mid-haul airliners to 25 units a year by 2023, reveals Valery Okulov, counsellor to UAC’s general director and former head of Aeroflot. “By 2025 we […]

Irkut to Produce 72 MC-21 Planes Annually in 6 Years

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russian aircraft maker Irkut plans to produce 72 MC-21 planes annually by 2025, chief designer Konstantin Popovich told reporters Wednesday at the MAKS-2019 airshow. “This is an ambitious target, which we will achieve in six years,” he said. Market demand in MC-21 planes is estimated at 1,000 planes for the next 20 years, he added. […]

Russia’s MC-21 Aircraft to Make Its Long-Awaited Public Debut

Reading Time: 2 minutes The wait is over. Russia’s new MC-21 narrow-body medium-haul aircraft is to be shown for the first time at the MAKS 2019 air show. The principal hope of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation – which is now under the management of Rostec – was first expected to make an appearance two years ago at the MAKS […]

Russia’s Irkut Orders 40 PW1400G Engines for MС-21

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russian plane-maker Irkut Corporation has ordered 40 PW1400G engines (20 pairs of the powerplants) for its advanced MC-21 mid-haul aircraft from the USA’s United Technologies Corporation (UTC), according to Russian government procurement site data. The geared turbofan engines are the product of UTC’s daughter company Pratt & Whitney. According to the purchasing data, the order […]

Aeroflot not to Get Compensation for Delayed MC-21

Reading Time: 2 minutes Deliveries to launch customer Aeroflot of Russia’s advanced narrow-body MC-21 aircraft project have been postponed until 2021, Sergey Chemezov, head of Rostec corporation, the new parent of Irkut, the aircraft’s manufacturer, has confirmed. “Serial production of the MC-21 will be delayed until 2021. Aeroflot won’t receive the first aircraft before 2021,” he has revealed to […]

Russia Makes Further Progress with MC-21 Test Program

Reading Time: < 1 minute The MC-21 aircraft developed by Irkut Corporation, which is a member of a United Aircraft Corporation, is further progressing in the flight test program. On 27 April one of the test aircraft, the MC-21-300, performed a flight from Irkutsk to Ulyanovsk Vostochny airport, where it will be painted according to production technologies. After the painting […]

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation to Create a Civil Aviation Division

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia’s aircraft manufacturing industry, now consolidated under the auspices of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), is facing further re-organisation after its board of directors decided to increase efficiency and attractiveness for investors by merging those subsidiaries which are responsible for developing and producing civil aircraft. The new arrangement means that Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), the […]

Irkut to Build Additional MC-21 Prototype to Test Russian Engines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut, which is part of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), is to build an additional dedicated flying prototype of its MC-21-300 airliner to be used specifically for flight tests of the Russian-built PD-14 engine, the second engine option for the advanced narrow-body. The first four flying prototypes have been allocated for certification testing […]

Russia Allocates 10.5 Billion Roubles For MC-21

Reading Time: < 1 minute The MC-21, Russia’s advanced narrow-body airliner programme, remains under the close supervision of the country’s government, which is also continuing to contribute sponsorship funds directly from the federal budget. The latest allocation of state funds authorised by government decree and which came into effect on February 6, is in line with the government’s aim to […]

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 […]