Russian Aircraft MC-21 revealed Officially
On 8th June, 2016 Irkut Corporation officially revealed its fully manufactured commercial MC-21 twin engine narrow body aircraft having seating of 150-212 passengers. The variant that was rolled out during official ceremony was MC-21-300. Different variants of MC-21 with 200, 300 and 400 series with different seating capacity will be manufactured soon.
The MC-21 aircraft will soon indulge in competition with Boeing and Airbus. MC-21 is supposed to 10-15% more efficient than same range of Boeing and Airbus aircraft. Designers believe that MC-21 would burn 20% less fuel than A320 and possess 20% lower operating cost.
It has been reported that Irkut Corporation has received 175 orders of MC-21. The test flight of MC-21 is soon to be designated. These days, civilian aircraft manufacturers are busy on designing new prototype aircraft for future competition.