19 June, 2017 MC-21-300 aircraft performed another flight within the program of in-plant development tests.
Oleg Demchenko, the president of Irkut Corporation said: "Today we made an important step forward: MC-21 aircraft performed a flight with the landing gear retraction and extension. This allows to proceed with new and more complex modes of flight testing".
The delegation of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member) lead by Oleg Demchenko is participating in the Paris International Air Show 2017, which launched today at Le Bourget.
The main task of the delegation at the air show is negotiations with potential buyers of MC-21 aircraft, and also with partners within the program.
Link to download Press-kit on the MC-21.
On 24 May 2018, Republic State Enterprise Kazspetsexport of Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Irkut Corporation (an affiliate of UAC) signed the contract for delivery of another batch of Su-30SM multirole fighters. The contract was signed by the General Director of Kazspetsexport, Arman Ramazanov and the First Vice-President and General Designer of Irkut Corporation, Oleg Demchenko.
On May 12, 2018, the maiden flight of the second MC-21-300 test aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member). The testing results of the first test aircraft were taken into account in the production of a new aircraft.
At the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut Corporation (part of UAC), the construction of the second MC-21-300 aircraft, intended for flight testing, was completed. The testing results of the first test aircraft were taken into account in the production of a new aircraft. On March 25, the MC-21-300 was transferred from the final assembly shop to the flight test department.