Russian deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has announced the Irkut MC-21 will begin flight tests in April 2016. Rogozin added that Irkut has already built the first fuselage. From 2018, Irkut will assemble 50 aircraft per year. Irkut has selected Pratt & Whitney’s PW1400G engine for the MC-21 family, but also plans to equip the aircraft with the Russian PD-14. According to Rogozin, it is the fourth-built aircraft to be equipped with Russian engines. At the end of August, Russia ...

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