The MC-21-300-0001 aircraft is under preparation for the start of flight tests at the flight-test division of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation.
Within the frame of preparation for the maiden flight, the aircraft systems are being checked, ground starts of major and auxiliary power plants are being practiced, taxiings are being performed at the plant's airfield.
Preparation for the start of flight tests is being performed in accordance with the approved schedule. 15/05/2017
MC-21-300 commercial airliner has completed the second flight
On June 14, 2017, the second flight of MC-21-300 commercial aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member).
The flight plan included checking of takeoff and landing characteristics and performance of the aircraft systems. The flight was carried out as part of the development test program, and passed without glitches.
19 June, 2017 MC-21-300 aircraft performed another flight within the program of in-plant development tests.
Oleg Demchenko, the president of Irkut Corporation said: "Today we made an important step forward: MC-21 aircraft performed a flight with the landing gear retraction and extension. This allows to proceed with new and more complex modes of flight testing".
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