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    MC-21 new generation passenger airliner
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    The MC-21 is a twin-engine short- and mid-range airliner with a capacity of 150-212 passengers. The presentation of the aircraft took place in June 2016 in the Russian city of Irkutsk. The plane's maiden flight was on May 28, followed by a series of test flights in June.

    The MC-21 aircraft are designed to carry passengers, luggage and cargo on domestic and international routes and to compete with the best Western planes in their class.

    The overall volume of sales for the MC-21 is expected to amount to 1,000 aircraft by 2037, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said in May. The new planes have already been ordered by Russian flag carrier Aeroflot and Egypt's KATO Investment company. Additionally, the Tanzanian flag carrier has expressed interest in purchasing the aircraft.

    Related:

    Russia's Advanced MC-21 Plane Accomplishes First Stage of Test Flights
    Russian Irkut Corporation Sign Contracts for Supply of 175 MC-21 Planes
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