This airliner with a wide fuselage.
The Russian Corporation “Irkut” released a video of the first flight of a promising single-aisle passenger aircraft MS-21 on 28 may 2017 at the airfield of the Irkutsk aviation plant. It shows the acceleration and takeoff of the aircraft from the cockpit and the aircraft itself in the air.
The duration of the first flight of MS-21 amounted to 30 minutes. The aircraft climbed to an altitude of one thousand meters and has a top speed of 300 kilometers per hour. In the air the specialists of the stability and handling of the liner, the stability of its engines. All testing was considered a success.
Development of MS-21 is the first half of 2000-ies. Depending on configuration, the liner will be able to carry from 150 to 210 passengers. Its flight range is estimated at six thousand kilometers, with a speed of about 870 kilometers per hour. One of the future models of MS-21 will have engines PD-14, the first in nearly 30 years, new engines, developed in Russia.
In its class, the Russian ship received the widest fuselage. Its width is of 4.06 meters. Length MS-21 is 42.2 meters, a wing span of 35.9 meters and a height of 11.5 meters. Maximum takeoff weight of the liner is 79.3 tons at the maximum mass of payload is 22.6 tons.
MS-21 is the world’s first single-aisle passenger aircraft wing made of composite materials. The developers believe that in the world market the ship will be able to compete with the American narrow-body Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A320neo, the European.
Currently, the developers of the MS-21 have orders for the supply of 175 passenger aircraft MS-21 in various configurations. As expected, the certification of the new airliner will be completed in 2018. Then will begin mass production at a rate beyond 2020 reached 40 planes a year.
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