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Dmitry Rogozin confirmed the release of the MS-21 airliner in Irkutsk
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin made sure that the assembly work on the company's aircraft Irkut are on schedule and announced that in the second quarter of 2016, the first MC-21 will be put on the wing, reports the press service of the administration Irkutsk region.
Rogozin visited the Irkutsk Aviation Plant and held a meeting on the progress of the construction of the near-medium-range civil aircraft MS-21. The meeting was attended by the Governor of the Irkutsk region Sergei Eroshchenko, President of the United Aircraft Corporation United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slusar, President of the Irkut Corporation Oleg Demchenko.
The company "Irkut" plans to produce three versions of the aircraft on 150, 180 and 212 seats. The launch of the MS-21 aircraft will cover most of the needs of civil aviation. This liner is created to replace the Tu-154 and the Tu-134, but by technical characteristics it surpasses the production of Boeing and Airbus. Already in 2017 year, MS-21 will appear in the air parks of most domestic carriers.