Irkut Corporation (a UAC member) completed construction of the third MC-21-300, intended for flight tests. On December 25, the aircraft was transferred from the final assembly shop to the flight test unit of Irkutsk aviation plant - a branch of Irkut Corporation.
Testing results of the first MC-21-300 aircraft passing certification tests were taken into account in the production of the new aircraft.
The components and units of the fourth flight test aircraft are being assembled at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant.
Currently, two MC-21-300 aircraft are taking part in flight certification tests at the airfield of Flight Test Institute named after M.M. Gromov.
The aircraft for static testing is tested in Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI). In December, the MC-21-300 aircraft fuselage was delivered here, which, after assembling the airframe, will join endurance tests.
President of UAC and Irkut Corporation Yuri Slusar said: “In 2018 flight and ground certification tests of aircraft prototype confirmed the main design solutions. UAC enterprises have begun to manufacture parts and units of MC-21-300 aircraft intended for customer’s delivery. Joining to the flight tests of new aircraft and production intensification of mass-produced airplanes are the main tasks of 2019. ”
“We can confidently say that 2018 turned out to be productive for the aircraft industry. Construction of the new aircraft and certification tests of the first aircraft confirm that the MC-21 program is developing steadily. As part of the program, a deep modernization of aircraft manufacturing enterprises was carried out, new high-tech companies were created, an environment for development of promising civil aviation projects was formed, ” – mentioned Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) showcased the latest Russian aircraft production programs at the Dubai Airshow (UAE), which took place November 17-21, 2019. For the first time at this exhibition, the Yak-130 combat trainer was represented on both on the static display and in the flight program.
The United aircraft Corporation (UAC) will present the newest Russian aircraft programs in Dubai from 17 to 21 November. The Yak-130 combat training aircraft will take part in the flight program of the exhibition, and models of modern Russian aircraft MC-21, Superjet 100, Su-30SME, Yak-130, MiG-35, Su-35, Su-57E, Be-200, Be-103, Il-78MK-90A, Il-76MD-90A, Il-112 and Il-114-300 will be presented at the UAC stand No. 770.