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MS-21 aircraft without landings crossed 4,5 thousand km on its way from Irkutsk to Zhukovsky - EastRussia | Far East






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The MS-21 aircraft without landings overcame 4,5 thousand km on the way from Irkutsk to Zhukovsky

The first prototype MC-21-300 made a flight from the airfield of the Irkutsk aircraft plant to the airfield LII them. MM Gromov (Ramenskoye, Moscow Region), where he will continue flight tests. According to the press service of the Irkut corporation (included in the KLA, implementing the MS-21 project), the aircraft traveled about 4,5 thousand km without landing for 6 hours, the flight took place at an altitude of about 10 thousand meters.

"The flight was in normal mode. All systems worked without failures ", the report of the commander of the crew, test pilot, Hero of Russia Oleg Kononenko is given in the message. President of the UAC and the Irkut Corporation Yuri Slyusar called the flight the opening of a new stage in the history of the creation of the MC-21. "Ahead of the continuation of the flight and ground tests of the aircraft, the connection to this process of new machines, certification and deployment of mass production. In the program MS-21, along with Irkut, a number of enterprises of the United Aircraft Corporation, partners from Rostech and leading foreign companies take part. This program brought our enterprises to a new technological level and ensured professional growth of specialists, "the press service quoted. According to the vice-president - general designer Oleg Damchenko, it is reported that the flight tests conducted at the Irkutsk plant and the long flight of the aircraft confirm the declared characteristics of the car.

As the press service of the Legislative Assembly of the Irkutsk region reported, its chairman Sergei Brilka congratulated the staff of Irkut on behalf of the regional deputy corps. "Aircraft construction is of special importance for the Angara region. The Irkutsk Aviation Plant is the flagship of the aircraft industry recognized all over the world, an industrial giant that plays an important role in the economy of the region. We are proud of the fact that we are creating unique equipment deservedly received wide recognition and recognition in Russia and abroad. The company employs thousands of professionals in its field. On behalf of the deputy corps, I thank the whole staff and the management of the plant for the hard work and dedication and I wish the new achievements and high-tech developments that the Angara region and our entire great country need so much, "he said.

MC-21-300 is a passenger aircraft of a new generation with a capacity from 163 to 211 passengers, focused on the most massive segment of the airline market. According to its flight data and economy of the aircraft exceeds the existing analogues. The main contribution to the improvement of aircraft performance will be made by a wing made of polymer composite materials, the first in the world designed for narrow-body aircraft with a capacity of more than 130 passengers. The share of composites in the MS-21 aircraft design - over 30% - is unique for this class of aircraft. The portfolio of firm orders for which advance payments have already been received includes already 175 aircraft.