Russian MC-21 Airliner Makes First Flight

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...
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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