A new Russian passenger liner MS-21 completed its first test flight

The MS-21 aircraft during the first test flight at the airfield of the Irkutsk aviation plant

Photo: Vasily Dounin / TASS

In Irkutsk completed its first test flight of a new Russian passenger plane MS-21. This is the first civilian aircraft of this type, which will be produced in Russia. It needs to replace the fleet of Russian Tu-154 and Tu-204, but also to compete with the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737

Short and medium-haul passenger aircraft “Mainline aircraft of the XXI century” (Irkut MS-21) made its first test flight in Irkutsk. This was announced by Vice-Premier of Russia Dmitry Rogozin in his Twitter.

“Fly”, — he wrote, attaching it to your post three pictures, which depicted the flight of the aircraft and meet the crew.

According to the source TASS at the Irkutsk aviation plant (part of Irkut Corporation, the designer of the ship), the flight of the aircraft passed from incidents.

“The flight was fine, as was planned,” he said.

Local information portal Irksib published on its You-Tube channel a video of the landing of the MS-21. The footage was published around 08:00 GMT on Sunday, may 28.

The first landing of the MS-21 in Irkutsk

Regional edition of the “Your Irkutsk” also brings video recording of witnesses, which, according to them, captures flying MS-21.

The first flying prototype of the aircraft left the shop on may 4, after shegog began our preparation for the test flight. Flight tests of the MS-21 was announced on the same day Minister of industry and trade of Russia Denis Manturov. He said that the first flight “it is a question of weeks.”

United aircraft Corporation (UAC) may 15 spoke about the preparation of the MS-21 flight tests: then the liner made a taxi run at the airport. In addition, the experts checked the work of the sustainer and auxiliary power units of aircraft.

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In Irkutsk has presented a new Russian passenger plane MS-21

In Irkutsk have submitted the passenger MS-21 (Main plane of the XXI century). It needs to replace the fleet of Russian Tu-154 and Tu-204 as well, as I hope the producers and the government…

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MS-21 Russian short and medium-medium fuselage aircraft aircraft. According to the calculations of designers, the range of his flight will surpass the performance of short-haul Sukhoi SuperJet 100 by nearly 2 thousand km — 6400 km and 4578 km, respectively. # # # For the aircraft MS-21-300, designed for 160-211 seats and MS-21-200, which will 130-176 seats. Prior to the first public flight of the airliner must go through several flight tests, the date that they start in the company-developer is not known.

To date has already formed a portfolio of orders for MS-21. The designer has already undertaken to build a 285 aircraft. As noted earlier, Rogozin, of this number, 185 machines provincialnye signed contracts. First customer was Aeroflot, the company has ordered 50 units of MS-21. Delivery of the first three aircraft scheduled for 2019.

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