Yuri Slyusar, President of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and Irkut Corporation, held working meeting at Irkutsk Aviation Plant, dedicated to implementation of plant's major programs.
While evaluating the second stage of MC-21 factory finishing tests, Yuri Slyusar said: “The aircraft undergoes tests successfully, in accordance with the schedule. We gradually expand operational envelope in altitude, speed, and weight. Recently, the aircraft has reached the altitude of 10 000 meters and speed of 900 km/h. For today, the aircraft confirms to all declared characteristics.”
Currently, four MC-21-300 test aircraft are under construction. Till the end of this year, the second aircraft is planned to be transferred to the Flight Test Facility of the plant.
During working meeting, the