Irkut To Build Additional MC-21 Prototype To Test Russian Engines

MOSCOW—Russia’s Irkut Corporation will manufacture an additional prototype of its new MC-21 narrowbody airliner to test Perm PD-14 turbofans. The initial four test aircraft will be used solely for certification of the baseline variant powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1400G engines. Irkut reported Feb...
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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