MC-21 flight tests expand

According to the Flightradar24 tracking of RA-73051, the flight test MC-21-300 has been busy.  On September 13 Irkut announced that it started the second stage of flight testing. During preparation to the second stage tensometric (strain-measuring) sensors were...

Russia vs China

Today UAC announced the second test flight of their MC-21.  “The flight plan included checking of takeoff and landing characteristics and performance of the aircraft systems. The flight was carried out as part of the development test program, and passed without...

MC-21 prospects

Now that UAC has accomplished the first flight of the MC-21, what can we project for the program’s prospects?  After all, the MC-21 is entering a segment of the market that is going to be tough, even merciless.  The MC-21 will face off against the Airbus and...