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Irkut Corporation successfully tested MC-21-300 passenger jet

Tinuku ~ Russian aerospace company successfully conducted the inaugural flight test of MC-21 long-haul aircraft on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Irkut Corporation as Russian state-owned aircraft company in official statement said the test flight of passenger aircraft series MS-21-300 was flown for 30 minute.

Tinuku Irkut Corporation successfully tested MS-21-300 passenger jet

Competition of global passenger aircraft manufacturer that has been dominated by Boeing Co. And Aribus SA is expected to become more competitive. Russia began to intensively develop similar transportation modes.

Irkut Corporation as a subsidiary of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) that says MC-21-300 managed to fly at an altitude of 1000 meters with a speed of 300 kilometers per hour.

"The flight mission has been completed and the flight is fine and there are no issues that will prevent further testing," Oleg Kononenko said as the pilot on Monday, May 29, 2017.

The Russian government says the commercial aircraft products will be used by domestic airlines to reduce dependence on Boeing and Airbus products. Moscow expects the national aerospace industry to accommodate the needs of domestic aircraft that must be rejuvenated amid the threat of a Western economic embargo.

MC-21 series aircraft will be built in two variants is MC-21-300 which has 160-211 passengers, and MC-21-200 which will have 130-165 passengers. Production and market hitting is expected to begin within the next two years.

UAC President Yury Slyusar expects global demand in the MC-21 series to reach 15,000 aircraft over the next 20 years. Sources said a number of contracts with domestic and foreign operators have been agreed. Irkut announced so far they have got orders for 175 aircraft.

Domestic flight test flight of domestic production carried out by Russia was previously also been done by China at the beginning of this month. On May 5th, the C919 passenger aircraft developed by COMAC successfully tested for 80 minutes.


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