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MC-21 Going Into Mass Production?

MC-21 Going Into Mass Production?

Russian authorities report that the Irkut MC-21 will soon be going into mass production, in another attempt to shake up the Boeing/Airbus duopoly. This news comes from Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, in a presentation to the State Duma. He spoke about mass...
INCIDENT – MC-21 Prototype Has Runway Excursion

INCIDENT – MC-21 Prototype Has Runway Excursion

There was an incident with the first MC-21 prototype today, when it had a runway excursion. Despite early reports, it was NOT a runway overrun. There were no injuries among the test pilots and other crew. The incident took place in Zhukovsky airport, near Moscow....
MC-21 Going Into Mass Production?

Irkut MC-21 Makes First Flight With Russian Engines

Still in development, Irkut’s MC-21 swapped its American-made PW1400G engines with the Russian PD-14s, and flew for the first time. The flight took place at Irkut’s own airfield in Siberia, on Tuesday. It’s been three years since Irkut first flew its first MC-21...