Irkut Corporation has had meetings with four airlines about the MC-21 at this week’s Dubai Airshow, trying to convince them that Russia’s newest airliner is a good plane for them to have. Dubai is the first big airshow where the Irkut has gone to since the MC-21 made...
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...
Red Wings Airlines placed a firm order with Ilyushun Finance Company (IFC) for 16 MC-21-300 aircraft, with deliveries scheduled between 2019 and 2022. Four of the aircraft will be powered by Aviadvigatel PD-14 engines and 12 by Pratt and Whitney PW1400G geared...
[UPDATE: The MC-21 orders that are intended for Aeroflot would be provided under a leasing deal via the UAC’s Rostehnologii. A total of 85 orders are booked of which 35 are slated for Government VIP service with those powered with the PD-14. All other MC-21’s are...
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