Two test pilots and a flight test engineer of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) completed training procedures and obtained Russian permission to fly for the certification campaign of MC-21-300 aircraft.
At the first stage of training, the EASA specialists studied the MC-21-300 design and Flight Crew Operation Manual. The following procedures were performed on the simulators and test benches:
- take-off, approach and landing using both landing systems and visual approaches;
- handling qualities and controllability characteristics of MC-21-300 aircraft in various control modes within the entire range of admissible operating altitudes, speeds, weights and centres of gravity;
- actions in case of emergency;
- approaching high angles of attack, when the stall warning activates.
On completion of the theoretical and simulator training, the EASA specialists performed their familiarization flights. During the flights they gain familiarity with the basic characteristics of the stability and controllability of the aircraft, landing approach and go around procedures, including simulation of one engine failure.
The theoretical and practical training of the EASA specialists was provided by test pilots and leading engineers of the Flight Test Facility of the Yakovlev Design Bureau, a branch of the Irkut Corporation.
As Oleg Kononenko, the Hero of Russia and test pilot of the Yakovlev Design Bureau, stated, “thanks their vast experience, our European colleagues mastered control of MC-21-300 within a short period.”
Participation of EASA test crews in testing of the new aircraft is a prerequisite to its validation by EASA.
In order to know maximum about a touch of App -iness, you have to meet Vertis Aviation at EBACE 2019! Come for the official launch on Booth B71! Vertis Aviation App users will have...
A new facility Cirrus Aircraft at the McKinney National Airport (KTKI) in McKinney, Texas is announced! It will provide a world-class customer experience for Cirrus aircraft owners in the Dall...
Each event is paying special attention to the choice of keynote speakers, as they are personalities, capable to inspire, to lead the industry. So, just some days before EBACE official start in Gene...
Are you ready to see the latest of business aviation industry? To find out about latest innovations, latest achievement, idustry changing initiatives? So let us to give you sone informationa regard...