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Russia-Produced MC-21 Makes First Flight With Domestic Engines

MIAMI – Russia’s first Post-Soviet passenger aircraft powered by domestic engines completed its first flight Tuesday. The MC-21 craft flew from the Irkutsk Aviation Plant’s airfield in Siberia and lasted 1 hour and 25 minutes.

The aircraft, now powered by Russian-built PD-14 turbo-fan engines, first flew in May 2017, but with US-produced engines.

The MC-21 is built by Irkut Corporation, part of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). The engines are manufactured by United Engine Corporation. Rostec, Russia’s state aerospace and defense conglomerate, is the majority owner of both companies.

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Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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