The Dubai Airshow will mark the international debut for Irkut Corporation’s MC-21-310 passenger airplane, as well as AURUS Business Jet (VIP-version of SSJ100).
On the eve of Dubai Airshow 2021, both airplanes performed non-stop flights from Zhukovsky, Moscow region to Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai. While MC-21-310 arrived on November 10, AURUS touched down the next day. During the flights, the aircraft covered about 3,700 km, including over the sea. The flights were in normal mode.
The MC-21-310 aircraft, equipped with new Russian PD-14 engines, has been undergoing flight tests since December 2020. To participate at Dubai Airshow 2021, a part of the business and economy class cabin has been installed on the airplane. This will demonstrate one of the advantages of the MC-21 aircraft – an increased aisle between the seats provided by the widest fuselage in its class. The airliner will take part in the flight program of the airshow.
The AURUS Business Jet is equipped with an additional fuel system that increases the flight range up to 7,200 km. At Dubai Airshow 2021 potential customers will be presented with a comfortable cabin, designed and installed in Russia, as well as with optional solutions that allow to expand the capabilities of the airplane.
PJSC Irkut Corporation is currently conducting certification tests of MC-21-300 airplane and assembling airliners for the launch operators.
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