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The MC-21 completed its maiden flight on Sunday, May 28, 2017 (Photo: Irkut Corporation)

Fourth MC-21-300 Flight Test Aircraft Complete

Russian aircraft manufacturer, Irkut Corporation, headquartered in Moscow, announced that it has completed systems diagnostics of the fourth MC-21-300 aircraft designed for flight tests. Three of the jets are already undergoing flight tests and two are currently on static tests. On November 28, the new aircraft was transferred from the final assembly shop to the plant's flight-test division. The Irkut MC-21 is a Russian single-aisle twinjet airliner, developed by the Yakovlev Design Bureau. Irkut rolled out the first MC-21-300 in…

Peruvian Airlines Turns to Russian Aircraft for Fleet Expansion

While H.E. Akbar Al Baker was joyfully being Farnborough’s center of attention with Qatar’s impressive aircraft showcase and JetBlue’s founder David Neeleman surprising spectators as his new startup announced an order for 60 A220’s, one airline was quietly making moves with Russian aircraft manufacturers. Peruvian Airlines met with Sukhoi Civil…