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Further flight tests for the MC-21-300

The MC-21-300 airliner test aircraft has made its first flight from the Gromov Flight Research Institute in Zhukovsky, Russia, 40km southeast of Moscow. This follows its non-stop flight from the Irkutsk-2 airfield to the institute on October 17, 2017, as reported last month in Aerospace Testing International.

The flight lasted for more than three hours, during which an assessment of stability and control at altitudes between 6,000m (19,685ft) and 12,000m (39,370ft) was performed. All aircraft systems were reported to have operated normally.

MC-21-300 flight tests are ongoing at the Flight Test and Development Facility of Yakovlev Design Bureau, an affiliate of Irkut Corporation (the UAC member), where a purpose-built hangar was designed specifically for the MC-21 as an up-to-date complex for the collection, processing and storage of information obtained during flight and ground tests.

November 9, 2017

Written by Michael Jones


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