German press: Russian MS-21 already flies with passengers

On December 15, a test flight of the third prototype of the newest Russian medium-range narrow-body airliner MS-21-300 took place along the Zhukovsky - Irkutsk - Zhukovsky route in real conditions. Thus, for the first time, a flight with passengers took place, completing the main stage of flight tests of the aircraft. The German edition of Flug Revue writes about this, citing data from the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC).

The third MC-21 was assigned the tail number 73054. It first took to the skies in 2019 and was the first to receive a new cockpit. Flight attendants and passengers for the test flight were recruited from the number of OAK engineers and developers. Thus, its creators became the first passengers on the MC-21.

The plane left Zhukovsky airport and landed in Irkutsk six hours later. At the international airport of a large city on Lake Baikal, ground personnel worked with it during service, as with a conventional linear machine

- the publication reports details.

Since the flight duration was more than five hours, passengers were fed on board, as it should be done on standard flights. On the same evening, the plane was refueled and took off in the opposite direction. In this case, two flight crews were used.

After a successful self-test by the developers of the MS-21, it remains very little to wait for the Russian aviation authorities to issue the long-awaited approval. According to OAK, by the end of the year, a certificate for the basic version of MS-21-300 with American Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines should appear, and a certificate for MS-21-310 with Russian PD-14 power units will be received next year.

- clarified the media.

It is expected that by September 2022 the first MC-21-300 will appear at the Rossiya air carrier, a subsidiary of the state-owned company Aeroflot. The first flight of the aircraft of this series is expected in the coming days, four more MC-21-300 are in the final assembly shop. If possible, they will also be delivered by the end of 2022. They will have a wing made of Russian composite materials, so they will need to get another permission from the authorities, summed up the German press.

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  1. but how about IL 312?
    1. Gadley Offline Gadley
      Gadley 22 December 2021 03: 24
      And what does IL have to do with it
      1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
        Alexndr p (Alexander) 23 December 2021 11: 45
        this sad man is shaking news about the MS-21 project)

        Ukrainian looking at his Antonov - crying. He writes sad comments on the website of the Muscovites and chokes on a dried cookie from nulands, looking at his drug addict, ruler Semit
    2. Gadley Offline Gadley
      Gadley 2 January 2022 18: 45
      Not accidentally confused with Tu 334
  2. Mantrid Machina Offline Mantrid Machina
    Mantrid Machina (Mantrid Machina) 21 December 2021 19: 20
    Quote: BoBot Robot - Free Thinking Machine
    but how about IL 312?

    Tomorrow! Next! Later! Some day wassat
  3. Rocj Offline Rocj
    Rocj (Gera) 22 December 2021 15: 08
    Wonderful. The revival of the Russian air fleet and jobs for a thousand people. Bravo Russia!
  4. Yuri Bryanskiy Offline Yuri Bryanskiy
    Yuri Bryanskiy (Yuri Bryansky) 22 December 2021 19: 20
    Go Russia!
  5. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 23 December 2021 12: 40
    Well done! Only we need to urgently leave the engines. They want to forbid us to sell smartphones and auto parts. The sanctions for the fact that we have substituted import, the agony of Hehemon.
  6. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
    Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 24 December 2021 17: 02
    And when the next flight? is not small, then for such an aircraft one flight?
    1. Gadley Offline Gadley
      Gadley 2 January 2022 18: 47
      there were more flights. final flight to Irkutsk.