MC-21 With Russian Engines Makes Maiden Flight
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December 15, 2020 - by Richard Schuurman for www.airinsight.com
The first Irkut MC-21 with homemade PD-14 powerplants 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.
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Irkut and parent company United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) kept up to their promises (to President Vladimir Putin…) to make the first flight before the end of the year. The aircraft had been doing ground tests on Monday and was deemed ready for the maiden flight today. The confirm the eagerness of the Russians, they sent her airborne without even a coat of paint.
The crew, consisting of...
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