On December 25, 2019, the maiden flight of the fourth MC-21-300 flight 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 40 minutes at an altitude of 3000 meters at a speed of up to 500 km / h.
The plane was piloted by the crew of Roman Taskaev and Oleg Mutovin test pilots, Heroes of Russia. According to the crew report, the task was performed completely, the flight was in normal mode.
The testing results of the first three tests MC-21-300 were taken into account in the production of a new aircraft.
The agreement on the modernization and licensed production of IL-103 in Hungary was concluded on March 17 between Ilyushin Aviation Complex (part of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) under Rostec State Corporation) and the Hungarian company Aviation Engineering Zrt.
On the 15th of December 2020 the MС-21-310 aircraft equipped with the new Russian PD-14 engines made its maiden flight from the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut Corporation (part of UAC, Rostec State Corporation).