MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia's Technodinamika Holding company is planning to substitute a number of components being made abroad for a new Russian passenger plane, MC-21, including the fuel system, airborne auxiliary power and other equipment, the company's Design Center Director Viktor Nikolenko told Sputnik.
"We delivered for this aircraft [МС-21] only landing gear components so far, but we have a number of proposals to design the electrical power supply system components, airborne auxiliary power, system parts, including the fuel system. As of today many of these components are being delivered for MC-21 from abroad," Nikolenko said.
According to Nikolenko, products developed by Technodinamika for МС-21 have not yet reached contracting stage due to preparations for the aircraft's maiden flight.
The MС-21 is a twin-engine short- and mid-range airliner with a capacity for 130-211 passengers. The presentation of the aircraft took place earlier in June in the Russian city of Irkutsk.
The first flight of the MC-21 aircraft is set to be conducted between December 2016 and February 2017. The first delivery is scheduled for late 2018.