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2/15/2019

EASA completes first flight session of MC-21-300 certification program

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During the certification tests, the behavior of MC-21-300 aircraft was evaluated in various modes, including high angles of attack and stalling.

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Irkut Corp. (Moscow, Russia) has announced that the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA, Cologne, Germany) flight test experts have completed the first session of certification flights on MC-21-300 aircraft.

According to Irkut, during the certification tests, the behavior of MC-21-300 aircraft was evaluated in various modes, including high angles of attack and stalling. Flights duration from 2.5 to 4 hours were performed at altitudes from 3 to 10 kilometers.

The aircraft was piloted by an EASA test pilot. A test pilot of the Yakovlev Design Bureau (a branch of Irkut Corp,) monitored the performance of flight modes. The flight crew also included Russian and EASA flight test engineers to analyze current flight parameters. In September 2018, the EASA test crew completed a special course in theoretical and practical training in order to obtain permission to fly on MC-21-300 aircraft.

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