Pretrial Wing Reinforcement Needed For Irkut MC-21

Credit: Irkut Corp.
MOSCOW—Russia’s new MC-21 narrowbody commercial aircraft will have its composite wing reinforced before it can start flight trials, its designer, Irkut Corp., confirmed April 4. It is not clear whether this modification will postpone the first flight scheduled for this spring. The decision to...
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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