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    Denis Manturov said he expects the ministry to receive the certificate of airworthiness for the MC-21 passenger planes in 2019.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said Monday he expects the ministry to receive the certificate of airworthiness for the MC-21 passenger planes in 2019.

    "We expect that in 2019 we will complete all tests, obtain a certificate of airworthiness and start the first commercial deliveries," Manturov told the Rossiya 24 broadcaster in an interview.

    The MC-21-300, a twin-engine medium-haul airliner with a capacity of up to 211 passengers, carried out its maiden flight on Sunday.

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