Russia’s new MC-21 airliner made its first flight in Irkutsk, Vice Premier Dmitry Rogozin reported May 28. It is the first Russian-made narrowbody commercial passenger aircraft designed in the post-Soviet era. The program was launched in 2007 and is headed by Irkut Corp., a subsidiary of Russia’s government-owned aircraft holding -- United Aircraft Corp. The MC-21-300 prototype was rolled out almost a year ago, in early June 2016. The MC-21-300 variant has maximum takeoff ...

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