The MC-21 is a Russian single-aisle twinjet airliner, developed by the Yakovlev Design Bureau and produced by Irkut
, both United Aircraft Corporation subsidiaries.
The MC-21 is a medium-haul, narrow-body aircraft produced by Irkut
Corporation (part of United Aircraft Corp.
At a signing ceremony which took place last month, UAC confirmed that all its subsidiary companies would participate in the show including Sukhoi, Ilyushin, Tupolev and Irkut
In a surprise statement, manufacturer Irkut
Corporation and its state-controlled parent company United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said an MS-21-300 model had successfully completed a 30-minute flight at a height of 1,000 metres and travelling at 300 km an hour.
In a glitzy ceremony at a factory in Siberia attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Irkut
Corporation rolled out its new MC-21 passenger plane which is still undergoing testing but is due to enter serial production next year.
Currently, Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut
has 175 orders for MS-21 aircraft.
The forum was attended by officials from a number of Russian regions, including the republics of Tatarstan, Bashkortostan and Chechnya, and by representatives of more than 100 companies, such as AvtoVAZ, Uralvagonzavod, Tyazhpromexport, Uralkhimmash, Tractor Plants Concern, Irkut
Corportation, United Aircraft Corporation, etc.
Sources said as Irkut
Corporation imports pilot seats from a Russian firm NPP Zvezda, both these firms and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd were informed about this unusual problem, coupled with complaints about mid-air engine failures prompting Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha to visit the overhaul facility at HAL, Koraput, last month.
These new competitors are appearing in the narrowbody segment of the large jetliner market, and include such aircraft as the Bombardier CS300, the COMAC C919, and the Irkut
Russia's large anti-submarine warship Marshal Shaposhnikov, tanker Irkut
and service ship Alatau began their voyage in the Indian Ocean in mid-March.
Fomin, who was speaking ahead of a defense exhibition in Chile, said that Russia is prepared to negotiate contracts on a wide range of military and civilian products with its South American partners, including Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft, Irkut
MS-21 mid-range jet airliners and regional Sukhoi Superjet-100s.
NNA - RussiaA's third aerobatics team will comprise 12 Yak-130 combat trainer jets, the Irkut
aircraft maker said Tuesday.