Certification of MS-21 aircraft was postponed until July 2020, media reported

© Photo : Irkut Corporation Aircraft MS-21-300 during a test flight. Archive photoCertification of MS-21 aircraft was postponed until July 2020, media reported© Photo : Irkut Corporation

Certification of MS-21 aircraft of the Russian aviation authorities postponed from may 2019 July 2020, writes the newspaper «Kommersant», citing sources familiar with the situation.

Certification the aircraft to European aviation safety Agency (EASA) has been shifted by December 2021, the newspaper notes. According to the newspaper, the initiators of migration has become the developer of MS-21 — JSC «Corporation «Irkut» (part of United aircraft Corporation, KLA) — have declared about it to the representatives of Rosaviatsiya and EASA at a meeting of project managers.

«The Federal air transport Agency informed about the shifting letter of the Corporation «Irkut». The timing of the receipt of the certificate identifies the appellant, the task of the certifying authority to assess the compliance of the standard design of aircraft», — told the newspaper the Agency. Two top managers of aviation industry said that the reason for the delay «in the purely technical plane». «We need a little more time on comprehensive testing of individual components and assemblies of the machine,» — said one of them.

We are talking about the issuance of the type certificate — the basic document confirming compliance of the aircraft airworthiness. Without a certificate the Corporation «Irkut» can not produce MS-21 on market. A source in the Federal air transport Agency stressed that Irkut can not withstand the time, the original recorded in the chart. Another source of the newspaper familiar with the certification process, said that on November 20, the Ministry of industry and trade held a meeting on the new dates of tests and works.

In the «Irkut» say that now two of the MS-21 undergoing flight certification tests, Assembly and installation of systems of the third aircraft completed. UAC specify that delivery of the first MS-21 will be produced in 2020 (before it was about the year 2019).

According to the newspaper, there are other delays. According to its industry source, at the September meeting EASA said the refusal to recognize the results of certification of the Federal air transport Agency. If EASA does not change the decision, «Irkut» will have to pay for the test cycle (several hundred flights) in Europe, he explains. In EASA and the Interstate aviation Committee until 2016 involved in the certification of aircraft, did not answer the newspaper.

The KLA is preparing to begin Assembly of serial MS-21© Photo : courtesy of the press service of UAC Certification of MS-21 aircraft was postponed until July 2020, media reported© Photo : courtesy of the press service of UAC © Photo : courtesy of the press service of UAC Certification of MS-21 aircraft was postponed until July 2020, media reported© Photo : courtesy of the press service of UAC © Photo : courtesy of the press service of UAC Certification of MS-21 aircraft was postponed until July 2020, media reported© Photo : courtesy of the press service of UAC © Photo : courtesy of the press service of UAC Certification of MS-21 aircraft was postponed until July 2020, media reported© Photo : courtesy of the press service of UAC © Photo : courtesy of the press service of UAC Certification of MS-21 aircraft was postponed until July 2020, media reported© Photo : courtesy of the press service of UAC © Photo : courtesy of the press service of UAC Certification of MS-21 aircraft was postponed until July 2020, media reported© Photo : courtesy of the press service of UAC © Photo : courtesy of the press service of UAC Certification of MS-21 aircraft was postponed until July 2020, media reported© Photo : courtesy of the press service of UAC © Photo : courtesy of the press service of UAC Certification of MS-21 aircraft was postponed until July 2020, media reported© Photo : courtesy of the press service of UAC © Photo : courtesy of the press service of UAC Certification of MS-21 aircraft was postponed until July 2020, media reported© Photo : courtesy of the press service of UAC © Photo : courtesy of the press service of UAC Certification of MS-21 aircraft was postponed until July 2020, media reported© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the KLA /

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