Russia’s Irkut Corp. will manufacture an additional prototype of its new MC-21 narrowbody aircraft to test Perm Engine Co. PD-14 turbofans. The PD-14-powered aircraft is expected to be assembled by the end of the year or early 2020, an Irkut representative said Feb. 26, without specifying when flight trials would begin. Irkut’s first four test aircraft are being used for certification of the baseline variant powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1400G engines. It was initially ...

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