The Russian Federal Agency for Air Transport issued to Irkut corporation a type certificate for the MC-21-300 passenger aircraft.
The Type Certificate confirms the MC-21-300 compliance with the certification requirements established for civil aircraft. At the same time, the Federal Air Transport Agency has issued the Design Organization Certificate to Irkut Corporation in relation to the MC-21 aircraft. Aviation 24 reports
The aviation news website further says the MС-21-300 is a new generation medium-range aircraft with 163 to 211 seats. It is designed for the most popular segment of passenger air transportation and embodies the latest developments in aviation engineering.
“The obtaining of the Type Certificate from the Federal Air Transport Agency is the most important event for the MC-21 project and the aviation industry. The document confirms that the aircraft is ready for mass production and sales. The aircraft is modern, beautiful, and literally world-class, with a large number of design innovations and the largest cabin among its peers. I’m sure both airlines and passengers will appreciate it,” noted Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Rostec State Corporation.
The MC-21 has 175 firm orders and “several hundreds of MoU’s”. This number has been static for some years as all potential Russian operators and lessors were early adopters when the type was offered. Aeroflot has fifty on order but will place the first aircraft with its domestic subsidiary Rossiya, which it intends to develop into a major player until 2028.Kyril Budaev Deputy CEO – head of Marketing and Sales of the UAC commercial aircraft products said.