The Corporation «Irkut» has told about the first flight of MS-21

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya in photobunny Russian passenger plane MS-21 during takeoff at the airfield of the Irkutsk aviation plant. 28 may 2017The Corporation «Irkut» has told about the first flight of MS-21© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya the image Bank

The first flight of the new Russian passenger plane MS-21-300 was in normal mode, the press service of the company «Irkut».

«Flight mission fully implemented. The flight went normally. Comments that prevent the continuation of the tests, it is not revealed», — said piloting aircraft test pilot Oleg Kononenko.

With him ran the aircraft’s test pilot Roman Taskaev. According to him, the system worked flawlessly, all features and modes of operation of the engines confirmed.

Previously, the network was published a couple of videos of eyewitnesses, captured the first flight of the new Russian aircraft.

It is assumed that the aircraft of the MS-21 will compete with Airbus320 and Boeing737. The development of MS-21 in the early 2000-ies took the OKB. A. S. Yakovlev, who later became part of Corporation «Irkut».

The production of these aircraft will allow the Russian airlines to increase the Park on their own. It is expected that the first 50 MS-21 will purchase the company «Aeroflot».