50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

The third MC-21-300 aircraft joined the flight test program

Download: Printable PDF Date: 17 Mar 2019 03:53 category:
Publisher:
The third MC-21-300 aircraft joined the flight test program - Manufacturer publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: Russian Federation Aircraft: Airplanes
Source: Ruaviation

On March 16, 2019, the maiden flight of the third MC-21-300 test aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member). 

The duration of flight was 1 hour 30 minutes at an altitude of 3500 meters at a speed of up to 450 km / h.

The plane was piloted by the crew of Andrey Voropayev and Roman Taskaev test pilots. According to the crew report, the task was performed completely, the flight was in normal mode.

Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov said:  “MC-21-300 flight tests are continuing. Today the third aircraft joined to them. On this plane, in addition to special testing equipment, a passenger cabin is installed“. 

According to Denis Manturov, it was decided to hold the premiere public debut of the MC-21-300 aircraft with a passenger interior at the Moscow international aviation and space salon MAKS-2019. “This will allow us to visually demonstrate to potential customers and future passengers one of the most important competitive advantages of the Russian airliner - an increased level of comfort,” - mentioned the Minister of Industry and Trade.

Yuri Slyusar, President of UAC and Irkut Corporation, added that in 2019 the fourth MC-21-300 prototype, built at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, will join the flight tests. “Airplanes are built on new automated lines that provide high precision and quality of assembly,” - said Yuri Slyusar.



Loading comments for The third MC-21-300 aircraft joined the flight test program...


Recommended

Fast-growing Chinese aviation market welcomes expanded partnership - Air BP and CNAF

A joint venture agreement to operate a general aviation fuel business in Southwest China was signed between Air BP and China National Aviation Fuel Group (CNAF). It will cover Sichuan P...

Electric propulsion: AFI KLM E&M supports FFA FabLab

During the Paris International Air Show a daily demonstration flight of the Pipistrel Alpha Electro, an all-electric, two-seater, single-engine light aircraft was organized by the French civil av...

Caribbean Aviation meetup discoveries - Tropic Ocean Airways

One of the main topics during Caribbean Aviation Meetup was the lack of connections between island in the region. Where came the company actually offering a solution – amphibious aircraft. Tropi...

Safran Nacelles delivers its 1,000th for the Airbus A320neo to TAP Air Portugal

Safran Nacelles has marked the delivery of its 1,000th nacelle system that equips the A320neo jetliner built by Airbus to TAP Air Portugal. The delivery that occured yesterday in Toulouse was...