Irkut’s Corp.’s second MC-21-300 prototype performed a flight painted in a new color July 11. “The white color was selected for painting the second aircraft to demonstrate high quality of airframe surface and precision of joints of fuselage sections,” Irkut said in a statement. The flight that flew from the Russian manufacturer’s Irkutsk airfield lasted 3 hr. 7 min. “The flight task included checking of aircraft systems and taking aerodynamic corrections ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"Irkut MC-21-300 test aircraft flies in new color" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions?

Already registered? here.