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First Irkut MC-21 for Rossiya Lands in Zhukovsky For Joint Pilot Operation

LONDON – Over the weekend, the first Irkut MC-21 for Rossiya Airlines landed in Zhukovsky, Russia, to prepare for a joint pilot operation.

This joint pilot operation program will consist of training command and instructor personnel to gain experience with the aircraft type.

It is understood that three experimental MC-21 aircraft will take part in the program, which will be based at the Ramenskoye airfield.

About The MC-21…


MC-21 is a new-generation medium-haul passenger aircraft with a capacity of 163 to 211 passengers. The airliner is focused on the most demanded segment of the passenger transportation market.

MC-21 is manufactured according to the latest developments in the field of aircraft construction.

Advanced aerodynamics, engines, and avionics of the latest generation provide high flight performance and reduced operating costs compared to analogs.

Aerodynamic perfection of the aircraft is achieved with a wing of a greater aspect ratio made of composite materials.

Engines with a high bypass ratio PD-14 are distinguished by low fuel consumption, reduced noise levels, and emissions. The widest fuselage in its class provides more personal space for passengers.

Below, you can see a photo of the MC-21 in Rossiya colors:

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