MC-21 taxi tests start

The prototype MC-21-300 left the FAL April 28. It is now thought that the first flight will occur by the end of May. The prototype MC-21 has started its taxi tests.  According to Irkut these tests will be conducted at the flight test section of the Irkutsk Aviation...

More MC-21 progress

Today UEC (Russia’s United Engine Corporation) announced they are starting the second phase of the PD-14 engine flight tests.  UEC claims the PD-14 is a fifth generation engine being developed for powering the MC-21 airliner. They also claim using up-to-date...

MC-21 first flight delayed?

A report from Russia suggests that testing at TsAGI is being delayed because of missing parts (“shortfall of structural elements”) for the test vehicle.  It seems the missing parts come from AeroComposite – Ulyanovsk and are being shipped by truck. ...