MOSCOW: Irkut Corporation, a Russian aircraft manufacturer, has conducted the maiden flight of the fourth MC-21-300 flight test aircraft at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, an affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member).
The duration of flight was one hour and 40 minutes at an altitude of 3,000 meters at a speed of up to 500 km per hour.
The plane was piloted by the crew of Roman Taskaev and Oleg Mutovin test pilots, Heroes of Russia. According to the crew report, the task was performed completely; the flight was in normal mode.
The testing results of the first three tests MC-21-300 were taken into account in the production of a new aircraft.
Irkut Corporation is conducting MC-21-300 flight tests in order to obtain Russian and European type certificates. The work involves representatives of the aviation authorities and industry of the Russian Federation, as well as specialists of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).