The first mainline airliner MC-21-300 has already made 33 test flights. In late February - early March, the second plane will join the tests, the assembly of which is completed at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant,wrote Rogozin in his Facebook.
There are preparations for launching in 2019 year in the mass production of this newest Russian passenger liner,added on.
According to the vice-premier, “the aircraft will be mass-produced with the PD-14 engine”.
In December, the agency reported that the flight tests of the PD-14 aircraft engine, designed for MS-21-300 aircraft, switched to the last stage before receiving the Rosaviation certificate.
The MS-21 passenger narrow-body airliner family (“XXI Century Long-haul Aircraft”) is a civilian project of the Irkut Corporation. The base version of the aircraft is MC-21-300 on 180-200 seats, in addition, it is expected to launch production of MC-21-200 (150 seats), as well as MC-21-400 (more than 200 seats).