Russia’s MC-21 Airliner Certification Slips To Mid-2021

The fourth MC-21 prototype getting painted.
Credit: Irkut
MOSCOW—Russia’s new Irkut MC-21 commercial narrowbody continues to face certification delays. Russian minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov—who confessed a month ago that the Russian type certification had slipped beyond 2020—was cited by business daily Vedomosti on June 29 saying that it is...
Maxim Pyadushkin

In addition to writing for Aviation Week Network, Maxim holds a key position at Russia's Air Transport Observer magazine. In the past he was in charge of several ATO’s sister aerospace publications and earlier worked for Moscow-based CAST defense think-tank.

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