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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2023
Maiden Flight: 2021
Total Production: 25
Unitary Cost: USD$85 million
Also Known As: MS-21-400
Origin: Russia
Corporations: AS Yakovlev (body design), Aviastar-SP (wing production), Beriev (tail design), IRKUT Corporation (fuselage production), Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) (wing design), Tekhnologiya Research and Production Enterprise (tail cone and some parts of the wing production), UAC* and VASO (fin assembly production)   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: MC-21
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Maiden Flight: 28 May 2017
Total Production: 149
Family Members: MC-21-200 and MC-21-300
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Description: The MC-21, MS-21 in Russian Cyrillic or Magistralny Samolet, is a new development twin-engine, single-aisle, medium-range family of passenger aircraft being carried out by Russian corporations Ilyushin, Yakovlev and IRKUT for the United Aircraft building Corporation (UAC). The Russian MC-21 airliner is intended to compete with the third generation of Boeing 737 and the second generation of Airbus A320 aircraft families beginning in 2016. This new aircraft family is intended to perform transportation of passengers and cargo over national and international routes. Rosaviacosmos, the Russian Aviation and Space Agency, is managing the MC-21 project which�has a priority in the Russian government program for Civil Aircraft Development until 2015.

Originally, the MC-21 airplanes were planned for carrying from 132 to 174 passengers in three versions (MC-21-100, -200, and -300 model) on routes ranging from 4,500 to 5,500 kilometers and cruising at 850 kph. In mid-2008, the program was restructured with the revised project envisaging three new versions differing primarily in fuselage length and carrying 150, 180 and 210 passengers (-200, -300, and -400 model respectively). The wing design will based on the all-composite wing from the second generation Sukhoi Superjet SSJ-110/130. Typically, the new airliners will carry 18,000 kg, including passengers and baggage, over ranges of 4,500 kilometers.

The Russian engine makers are developing the PS-12 and AI-436T12 turbofans to power the new aircraft which requires a thrust at takeoff of approx 50,000-lb. Optionally, the aircraft may be equipped with western avionics and engines. The aircraft will be certified for operations from airfields at 3,000 meters of altitude over sea level. The MC-21 aircraft will feature fly-by-wire control system, integrated avionics, automatic systems monitoring and lower operating costs as well as fully compliance with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) environmental safety and airworthiness standards.

The MC-21 family of narrow-body airliners will replace the Tupolev Tu-154 passenger aircraft within the Russian Federation starting in 2016. The development of a second generation is projected by 2028 or later. Compared to the current Boeing 737s and Airbus A320s, the MS-21s will have a price tag of roughly two thirds and will feature a reduced fuel consumption by at least 15 percent. The new aircraft family is expected to get ready by 2015 with type certification planned for 2016.

The MC-21-400 narrow-body airliner is intended to transport 230 passengers on routes of up to 4,500 kilometers and cruising at 870 km/hour. The -400 version features the larger fuselage and thus the larger seating capacity of the three MC-21 launch models.

MC-21-400 Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 210
Service Life Flight Hours: 60,000
Service Life Flights: 30,000
Length: 39.9 meter
Wingspan: 35.3 meter
Ceiling: 12,000 meter
Max Range: 4,500 kilometer (2,430 nautical mile)
Take Off Run Distance: 2,500 meter
Cruise Speed: 870 kph (0.73 mach)
Service Life: 25 year
Max Takeoff Thrust: 68,000 pound
Max Takeoff Weight: 72 ton (158,730 pound)
Payload: 16.5 ton
Thrust: 50,000 pound
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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MC-21-400 News

There are 10 news between
21 Aug 2009 and 30 May 2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017The Meaning Behind 21 of MC-21 Airliner
Monday, May 9, 2016Pratt & Whitney PW1400G-JM Engines Awarded Type Certification by FAA
Tuesday, August 25, 2015Pratt & Whitney Delivers First PW1500G-JM Engine for MS-21 Airliner
Wednesday, June 17, 2015Russian Ministry of Defense to Develop AWACS Based Upon MS-21 Airliner
Tuesday, June 5, 2012Pratt & Whitney and Irkut Sign Agreement for PurePower PW1400G Engine for MS-21 Aircraft Family
MS-21 Airliner PD-14 Turbofan Engine Enters Testing Phase
Monday, April 12, 2010Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1400G Engine to Power Russian MS-21 Aircraft Family
Tuesday, March 23, 2010Aviadvigatel PD-14 Turbofan Engine to Power MS-21 Jetliner
Monday, August 31, 2009Irkut Unveils Main Suppliers for MS-21 Twin-Jet
Friday, August 21, 2009Hamiltond Sundstrand and Zodiac Selected as Suppliers for MS-21 Program

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