Russia's Irkut Corp. announced plans to develop a new large transport as a successor to the Tu-154, with certification planned for 2015. The MC-21 will be offered in three models seating 150-210 passengers. Irkut said $65.5 million will be invested in preparation of the draft design and the subsequent launching of conceptual design work, with a total of $3 billion "earmarked for the implementation of the project." The aircraft will be manufactured at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant with a ...

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