Irkut MC21 takes off on its maiden flight

Today the latest Russian-produced aircraft, the Irkut MC21-300 has taken off on its maiden flight from the Irkutsk Aviation Plant.

The first MC21-300 on its maiden test flight. Copyright: Denis Fedorko on Wikimedia

The aircraft is planned to entry into service in 2019 with Aeroflot. It will have a capacity of 132-163 in a standard two-class configuration and a range of up to 6000-6400km (3200-3500nm).

Once in commercial production it will be designated as Yak-242.

Some more photos from the first flight (all with copyright to Denis Fedorko on Wikimedia):


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