Irkut MC-21 makes first flight

Credit: Irkut Corp.
Russia’s entry into the most fiercely contested area of the commercial airliner market, the single-aisle sector dominated by Airbus and Boeing, made its first flight May 28. Without prior notice, Irkut’s MC-21-300 took off from Irkutsk Aviation Plant for a 30-minute sortie, flying at an altitude of...
Polina Montag-Girmes

Polina joined the Air Transport World team in 2011, covering Russian and the Commonwealth of Independent States. She studied journalism at Moscow State University and worked as a journalist for Russian business and airline publications since 2000.

Alan Dron

Based in London, Alan is Europe & Middle East correspondent at Air Transport World.

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