Subscribe Free
in Air Transport

Russian narrow body makes successful first flight

Posted 29 May 2017 · Add Comment

Russia's newest commercial passenger aircraft, the MC-21 has made its first flight


It is the first Russian-made narrowbody commercial passenger aircraft designed in the post-Soviet era.
Manufacturer Irkut confirmed details of yesterday’s first flight, saying the aircraft was flown for 30min at an altitude of 1,000m and speed of 300km/h (162kt).
In a statement Irkit said the mission included checking of in-flight stability and controllability, as well as monitoring the performance of the Pratt & Whitney PW1400G engines.
"During the flight, a simulated landing approach was performed, followed by a flight over the runway, climbing and turning," said Irkut. "This technique is typical for the maiden flight of new types of aircraft."
Test pilot Oleg Kononenko commanded the flight, while Roman Taskayev served as co-pilot.
The programme was launched in 2007, The MC-21-300 prototype was rolled out almost a year ago, in early June 2016. The MC-21-300 variant has maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 79,250 kg (174,713 lb.) and can carry up to 211 passengers for a distance of up to 6,000 km (3,240 nm).
MC-21 certification in Russia is now planned for 2018 with the European Aviation Safety Agency approval expected to be obtained a year later.
The MC-21 backlog stands at 175 firm orders, mostly from government-owned Russian leasing companies, and more than 100 commitments. Aeroflot, Russia’s largest carrier, is expected to become the launch operator with first airframes to be delivered in 2019.
 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Embraer to make impact with debuts at EBACE

Embraer will debut the Phenom 100EV business jet at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 29 to May 31.

Qatar Airways touches down at London Gatwick Airport

Qatar Airways has commenced flights to London Gatwick Airport.

Dubai Airports rolls out first cloud based Flight Information Display Solution

Dubai Airports, in partnership with Samsung Electronics and AirportLabs has rolled out an advanced cloud-based Flight Information Display solution along with System on Chip (SoC) display technology at Dubai International (DXB) and

The delayed Muscat International Airport has now arrived

Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) successfully opened the new passenger terminal building at New Muscat International Airport last month, as it overcame a plethora of delays over the last two years.

Etihad turns to Boeing to enhance crew satisfaction and improve efficiency

Etihad Airways has contracted Boeing Global Services to provide multiple crew management solutions to support the planning and operation of the airline's 7,500 crewmembers.

Etihad Aviation Group to donate 150,000 meals to charity every year

Etihad Aviation Group has launched a community programme that will deliver 400 meals per day to charity. The initiative will be held throughout 2018 and beyond, with approximately 150,000 meals to be donated every year.

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
EBACE 2018Istanbul Airshow BT22018BIAS BT271017161118MEBAA BT1004121218Cargo BT1004091018ASDubai BT1004091018GATM BT1004061118