UPDATE – After four years and seven months to the day of its first flight, the Russian Irkut MC-21-300 has received its type certificate on December 28. The Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsiya awarded the basic certificate after the MC-21 successfully...
There was not a word about it in the press release, but the announcement that Irkut Corporation has taken delivery of the first MC-21 wing made from Russian composites has everything to do with the current political climate in which Russia finds itself. That Irkut has...
The first Irkut MC-21 with Russian engines has made its maiden flight on December 15. The aircraft with registration 73055 did a 1 hour 25 minutes test flight out of Irkutsk airfield, where the factory of the MC-21 is located. Irkut and parent company United Aircraft...
Trade tensions involving commercial and military aircraft are about to enter a new level after the US government announced higher tariffs on EU-build (Airbus) aircraft while considering new measures that could affect China’s Comac. Let’s have a look at the two cases....
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