Tag: MC-21

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 […]

MC-21 Certification Postponed Again

Reading Time: 1 minute Certification of the MC-21, Russia’s advanced narrow-body aircraft project, has been postponed again, with the debut of the first variant of the airliner, powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1400G engines, now scheduled for 2020. The third flight test prototype of the MC-21 is to join the testing programme next spring, whilst the fourth will be […]

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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

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 […]

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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 […]