Russia: Fourth test Irkut MC-21 carries out maiden flight - Pratt & Whitney GTF Engine
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December 26, 2019 - by David Kaminski-Morrow for flightglobal.com
Russian airframer Irkut has conducted the maiden flight of its fourth MC-21-300 test aircraft, with a Christmas Day departure from the assembly facility in Irkutsk.
The Pratt & Whitney PW1400G-powered twinjet lifted off for a 1h 40min initial sortie on 25 December, says the manufacturer.
It operated to an altitude of 3,000m (9,800ft) and speeds of up to 270kt.
Although engine covers of the aircraft during roll-out indicated the number 73052, Irkut has revealed that...
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