Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Irkutsk for MS-21 presentation
The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev took part in the ceremony of rolling out of MC-21 short and medium-haul airliner. At the Irkutsk Aviation Plant of the Irkut Corporation, the first demonstration of the airliner took place.
The event was attended by the members of the delegation of the Government of the Russian Federation, foreign guests, the Governor of the Angara region Sergey Levchenko, representatives of the regional executive and legislative powers, the mayors of the regional municipalities, and employees of the aviation plant.
Dmitry Medvedev congratulated those present with the event that he designated as a global scale event.
- MC-21 is one of the most modern airliners in the world. This is a passenger aircraft of the 21st century. We are very proud that it was created in our country. This is a great victory of aircraft manufacturers, the Irkut Corporation, our scientists and designers, engineers, and workers, Dmitry Medvedev said.
- ‘MC-21 project shall provide a new powerful impetus for the development of the mechanical engineering in the Irkutsk region. This will make it possible to increase the number of qualified specialists, to prevent the drain of the trained personnel,’ Sergey Levchenko said.
The Head of the Government of the Russian Federation noted that the workers of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant are creating a modern Russian aircraft industry, which moves the country and the economy of Russia forward.
- We are working for the future. We will continue updating the fleet of Russian civil aviation, the head of the Russian government said.
The start of the flight tests of the liner is scheduled for December.
Irkut Scientific Production Corporation PJSC (Corporation Irkut PJSC) is an integrated company performing the whole cycle of works on the design, manufacture, sale and after-sale servicing of a wide range of aviation products of military and civil designation. It is a part of United Aircraft Corporation PJSC.
The main products of Corporation Irkut PJSC include multi-role fighters Su-30 and Su-30MK; new generation combat trainer Yak-130; primary trainer Yak-152; components for passenger airplanes of the A320 family.
As a prime contractor, Irkut Corporation PJSC is developing a family of MC-21 short and medium-haul airliner and is preparing its serial production.