During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 in Zhukovsky, Irkut Corporation (UAC member) and Angara Airlines signed the agreement of intent to purchase three MC-21- 300 aircraft.
From Irkut Corporation the document was signed by the President Oleg Demchenko, from the side of Angara Airlines - Director Anatoly Yurtaev.
On November 2, 2017, the MC-21-300 test aircraft performed the first flight from the airfield of Flight Research Institute n.a. M.M. Gromov (Zhukovsky city, Moscow region). The flight lasted more than three hours. The characteristics of stability and controllability were assessed at the altitudes varying from 6,000 to 12,000 meters. All aircraft systems operated normally.
On July 20, 2017, during the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017, Sberbank and Irkut Corporation signed an agreement on the development of cooperation on the MC-21 project. The agreement implies the possibility to provide the Corporation with a wide range of financial products of the bank for the development of the MC-21 project, including the after-sales support of the aircraft.