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Look inside the Irkut MC-21 (update)

On the first day of the MAKS2019 air show in Moscow United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) did a low-profile unveiling of  Irkut MC-21-300 aircraft 003. She’s the first with a full interior in a 2-class lay-out, although 003 has only 163 seats instead of the usual 211 as...

EASA flight tests completed first session of certification flights on MC-21-300

IRKUT reports today that flight test experts from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) completed the first flight session of the MC-21-300 certification program.  During the certification tests, the behavior of MC-21-300 aircraft was evaluated in various...

Irkut rolls out third MC-21 and answers AirInsight questions

Irkut announced the rollout of the third MC-21-300 aircraft yesterday, with the following statements: "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...

Sukhoi cancelling IranAir order?

Sukhoi is poised to cancel its Superjet order with Iran.  This news follows our recent story about how difficult obtaining and maintaining aircraft is for Iran's airlines with reintroduced US sanctions. ATR managed to deliver within the period in which sanctions were...

Outlook for Aerospace in 2012

It is the time of year for prognostication. In that tradition, AirInsight will boldly go where all pundits have gone...

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