Russian aircraft manufacturer IRKUT said at the Singapore Airshow Wednesday it plans to sign contracts for further construction of the MC-21 soon, with manufacturers of aircraft systems. Already on board are Pratt & Whitney, Rockwell Collins, Eaton, Goodrich, Hamilton Sundstrand and Zodiac Aerospace (ATW Daily News, July 22, 2010). Based on the demand it has seen and contracts it has already signed, IRKUT said it will initially start with its 180 passenger model, the MC-21-300. ...

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