Russian MC-21 jet completes breakthrough test flight

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2020/12/17 | 299 words | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | INDUSTRY / TECHNOLOGY
Russian MC-21 jet completes breakthrough test flight © Rostec

Russia's next-generation MC-21 plane completed its first test flight using a Russian-made engine, state corporation Rostec said Tuesday, after the aircraft's rollout was delayed by US sanctions.The medium-range plane's test flight from the Siberian city of Irkutsk lasted one hour, 25 minutes, and put "our country back in the highest league of civil aviation", said Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov.The jet was fitted with a fully Russian-produced PD-14 engine, developed after US sanctions barred del...(…)

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