Russian aerospace manufacturer NPK Irkut invited bids from both domestic and foreign suppliers to provide engines and major systems for the prospective medium-range MS-21 twinjet. Irkut's project team is planning to evaluate technical and commercial proposals in the fourth quarter after it completes the "gate three" review of the aircraft's basic design (ATWOnline, July 3, 2008). "Our work [on the MS-21] is coming along as scheduled," President Oleg Demchenko said in a statement. "It enjoys ...

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