Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Irkut prepares for test flight of new plane


MOSCOW, 7 hours, 2 minutes ago

Russia's Irkutsk Aviation Plant, an affiliate of Irkut Corporation, has started preparations for the test flights of its new MC-21-300-0001 aircraft at its flight-test division.

Irkut Corporation is a Russian aircraft manufacturer and member of the United Aircraft 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, said a statement from the company.

Preparation for the start of flight tests is being performed in accordance with the approved schedule, it stated.

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