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...
It’s been a milestone without much fanfare except for a few tweets, but Pratt & Whitney has had something to celebrate recently: on January 25, the Geared Turbofan (GTF) has been in commercial service for five years on the Airbus A320neo. With Lufthansa, to be...
The test program of Russia’s newest commercial airliner, the Irkut MC-21, is steadily progressing towards certification, but still has not entered the final phase. When this will happen is still in the wings, but Irkut targets a mid-2021 certification of the short- to...
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