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Daily Insight: Friday 22 February 2019: Trust but Verify – SSJ100 Titanium Questions

News Sukhoi Civil Aircraft has ordered the inspection of 48 Superjets for cracks in uncertified titanium that may have been used in about 50 SSJ100 aircraft.  Russian sources report the potential for micro cracks in landing gear, engine, and flap attachment points...

Premium 2018.14 – remarkable MC-21 progress

We have been working on improving our understanding of this new aircraft.  The MC-21 is the second aircraft to emerge from Russia's UAC after the Superjet.  The Superjet has made a niche for itself in western markets, specifically Europe and Mexico.  This success has...

Aeroflot places $5bn order for 50 MC-21s

Aeroflot ordered 50 MC-21s today from IRKUT.  Aeroflot will receive the first jet in the first quarter of 2020, with the full delivery to be completed by 2026.  Under the terms of the order, Rostec, the leasing subsidiary of Aviacapital-Service, will supply the 50...

First MC-21 flown to Zhukovsky

IRKUT announced their first MC-21-300 flew from the Irkutsk Aviation Plant to  Ramenskoye Airport (Zhukovsky, Moscow), to continue flight tests.  Here is an image of its landing. The aircraft flew 4,500 km (6 hours nonstop) at 10,000 meters (~33,000 feet). Mr. Oleg...