The prototype of MS-21 Aircraft for flight and static tests will be manufactured before the end of 2015. The first test flight will take place in the first half of 2016, and the mass manufacturing of the new Russian airliner will begin in 2017. This was announced by the Minister of Industry and Trade Mr Denis Manturov during a working visit to the Irkutsk Aviation Plant on 14th November 2014.
Also, the Minister of Industry and Trade said that the market prospects of the MC-21 aircraft looked optimistic. “The interest in the purchase of these aircrafts is high. The price advantage, including after the rouble weakening, has rose. As of today, we have already signed 175 prepaid contracts for the supply of aircrafts. We have scheduled for the certification by the Interstate Aviation Committee for the end of 2017 – the beginning of 2018. First deliveries of the four aircrafts under the contracts signed with customers will be made in 2018,”- he said.
Premier vol : avril 2016
Mise en service début 2018
The total volume of the composites used in the MS-21 is the highest among all existing airplanes of this class. The widespread use of these advanced materials will reduce the weight and extend the wing, which gives an advantage in enhancing its aerodynamic properties. In general, the proportion of composites in MS-21 ranges from 30% to 40%. Developers put the exclusive requirements for the strength of these items.
Et lui il a une aile composite (pas comme le C919 par exemple)
A voir ce que ça va donner
Il a les mêmes moteurs que l'A320NEO, on va vite pouvoir faire la comparaison (ceci dit, idem pour le C919)...