Tag: MS-21

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. […]

Russia Gains Advantage as India’s Aviation Sector Accelerates

Localizing production line under Make in India initiative puts Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation in advantageous position to tap India’s fast growing civil aviation sector. India’s emergence as the third largest aviation market in terms of domestic passenger traffic overtaking Japan and now just behind China and the US comes as an opportunity for major aircraft […]

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 […]

What Do You Know About PW1400G, CFM LEAP-1 and PD-14?

Medium-haul single-aisle passenger aircrafts are the most popular market segment in the world of civil aviation. Until now it was presented only by the families of Airbus A320 and Boeing 737. But the things are going to change since the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737MAX orders are going up. Moreover, the new players like – […]

MS-21: A Direct Rival of the B737 and A320 from Russia

Today, the MC-21 aircraft has been rolled out for official presentation in the factory of the corporation “Irkut” in Irkutsk, Russia.  As Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, the first serial production of the medium- and short-range passenger jet is planned for 2017. “This is a huge victory for our aviation industry and Irkut Corporation, our scientists, designers, […]

New Russian MS-21 Passenger Airliner to Be Showcased in Siberia

Russia’s newest MS-21 short and medium-haul passenger plane is to be showcased at the plant of the Irkut Corporation today in the city of Irkutsk, in Russia’s Siberia. The Irkut Corporation, which designed the new airliner, is part of the United Aircraft Corporation. Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has been invited to attend the ceremony. […]