Rossiya Expects First MC-21 In Spring 2022

By Maxim Pyadushkin Jul 15, 2021
Rossiya hopes to deploy the narrowbody in summer 2022 after receiving assurances from airframer Irkut regarding the delivery schedule for the aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Sukhoi, MiG To Merge Under Unified UAC Plan

By Steve Trimble Mar 19, 2021
Sergei Chemezov, Rostec CEO, will personally lead the consolidation process after appointing himself to lead the UAC Board of Directors, Rostec announced on March 18. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Rossiya Airlines To Hire 600 Pilots For Superjet 100 Fleet

By Maxim Pyadushkin Mar 12, 2021
Rossiya Airlines plans to hire 400 pilots in 2021 and another 200 in 2022 to support the expansion of its fleet with Russian-made regional aircraft.
Airlines & Lessors

Irkut MC-21-300 Skids Off Runway During Rejected Takeoff Test

By Maxim Pyadushkin Jan 19, 2021
A prototype of Russia’s new Irkut MC-21-300 narrowbody passenger aircraft skidded off the runway at Zhukovsky Airport near Moscow on Jan. 18.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Irkut MC-21 Makes First Flight With Russian-Made Engines

By Maxim Pyadushkin Dec 15, 2020
An Irkut MC-21-300 narrowbody powered by Russian PD-14 turbofan engines made its first flight from Irkutsk, Russia, on the morning of Dec. 15.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Irkut Rolls Out MC-21 Airliner Powered By Russian Engines

By Maxim Pyadushkin Nov 10, 2020
Irkut Corporation rolled out the first MC-21 prototype powered by Russian PD-14 turbofan engines in Irkutsk, Siberia, on Nov. 6, parent United Aircraft Corporation reported Nov. 10.
Aircraft & Propulsion

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

By Maxim Pyadushkin Jun 30, 2020
Russia’s new Irkut MC-21 commercial narrowbody continues to face certification delays.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Russia To Support UAC With Subsidies And Orders

By Maxim Pyadushkin May 27, 2020
The Russian government plans to save United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) after the country’s only aircraft manufacturer almost doubled its net loss in 2019.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Russia Confirms MC-21 Certification Delay

By Maxim Pyadushkin May 26, 2020
MOSCOW—A Russian government official has confirmed that COVID-19 restrictions have delayed the certification of the country’s new Irkut MC-21 narrowbody commercial airliner.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Irkut's MC-21 Resumes Flight Trials After COVID-19 Lockdown

By Maxim Pyadushkin Apr 27, 2020
MOSCOW—Irkut Corporation has resumed the flight trials of its new MC-21 narrowbody aircraft in Zhukovsky, near Moscow. The flights were suspended on…
Aircraft & Propulsion