MC-21: Russian high-tech plane rolls out to challenge Airbus 320

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MC-21: Russian high-tech plane rolls out to challenge Airbus 320

Post by Bonjor » Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:35 pm

The much-anticipated MC-21 aircraft, touted to become a direct rival of the Boeing-737 and Airbus 320, has been rolled out for official presentation in Irkutsk, Russia. Serial production of the medium- and short-range passenger jet is planned for 2017.
Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation, the umbrella organization that owns Irkut Corporation - the actual developer of the plane - held an international presentation of the new aircraft on Wednesday. Building the jet reportedly cost 100 billion rubles (approximately US$3.5 billion).

The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who congratulated the national aircraft industry, as MC-21 became the first Russia’s medium-range passenger aircraft developed this century.

“This is a huge victory for our aviation industry and Irkut Corporation, our scientists, designers, engineers and workers,” Medvedev said. “I’m sure this is going to be a good machine, reliable and efficient.”

The two-engine MC-21 will be delivered in three basic versions, with passenger capacity ranging from 150 to 211 seats. The range capability of the aircraft will vary from 5,500 to 6,000km (3,400-3,700 miles).

The aircraft is being produced with extensive use of composite materials and alloys of aluminum and titanium, making it considerably lighter than its predecessors.

https://www.rt.com/news/345823-mc-21-ai ... ion-irkut/


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Re: MC-21: Russian high-tech plane rolls out to challenge Airbus 320

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Post by Rana » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:49 am

May be it also a good option for Airlines in Pakistan
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Post by Adnan Anwar » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:50 pm

Rana wrote:May be it also a good option for Airlines in Pakistan
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MC-21 seems like a great aircraft but it will only get sales from countries that DO NOT have good relations with the west. All existing airlines that already operate A320 and B737, will not go for such aircraft.

It will be very tough for this aircraft grab sales from existing A320 and B737 operators. Any startup airlines, which has no problem getting its hand on B737 and A320 will also not opt for MC21 as well.
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