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First Delivery of Russian MS-21-300 Plane to Take Place in Late 2018

© WikipediaMC-21 on the assembly line at Irkut
MC-21 on the assembly line at Irkut - Sputnik International
The first delivery of Russian MS-21-300 aircraft to customer is expected to take place in the end of 2018, information materials to the presentation of MS-21-300 said Wednesday.

IRKUTSK (Russia), (Sputnik) — According to the materials, the first planes will be delivered to the companies, which were part of Russia's Aeroflot group.

"The first flight of MS-21-300 aircraft will be conducted… in a period starting from December 2016 until February 2017… The first delivery to the customer of MS-21-300 is scheduled on end of 2018," the materials said.

The MS-21 is a Russian twin-engine short- and mid-range airliner with a capacity for 150-212 passengers. The first planes in the new series are set to be delivered in 2017. Currently, Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut has 175 orders for MS-21 aircraft.

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