19 June, 2017 MC-21-300 aircraft performed another flight within the program of in-plant development tests.
Oleg Demchenko, the president of Irkut Corporation said: "Today we made an important step forward: MC-21 aircraft performed a flight with the landing gear retraction and extension. This allows to proceed with new and more complex modes of flight testing".
The delegation of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member) lead by Oleg Demchenko is participating in the Paris International Air Show 2017, which launched today at Le Bourget.
The main task of the delegation at the air show is negotiations with potential buyers of MC-21 aircraft, and also with partners within the program.
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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.