In Irkutsk has presented the new passenger aircraft MS-21
At the aircraft plant in Irkutsk has presented the latest passenger aircraft developed in Russia MS - 21. The presentation was organized right in one of the Assembly plants, which at the time turned into a huge auditorium with a stage, light effects and screen.
First, the embodiment of the idea of aircraft introduced in the animated film. And for a few minutes before the appearance of this winged machine with a short program was made by the pianist Denis Matsuev. The latest MS-21 ready to become a serious competitor to Boeing and Airbus". For the first time the plane will rise into the sky this winter. And deliveries to customers in less than 2 years.
It can be called aviaprima, the long-awaited release. MS-21 mainline aircraft of the XXI century - became the embodiment of the best technical solutions in the global aviation industry. Today in surgically clean workshops of the Irkutsk aviation plant has happened is that in the language of specialists is called the first rollout of the aircraft. The event was watched by the Prime Minister.
The event, which was 8 long years - the moment in the aircraft structure. But for Russia it is a true technological breakthrough. The developers claim that the MS-21 will give airlines the opportunity to reduce turnaround time at the airport by 20%. The aircraft itself will become more economical and therefore more attractive. He will be a worthy competitor, "Boeing 737" and "Airbus-320" and will participate in the competition for a place in the segment of medium-haul Airliners in the world market. Wide Central aisles, Luggage racks swivel type allows passengers quickly and conveniently to land and disembark. Medvedev inspected the final Assembly of the aircraft, which is called the liner a Russian dream, and talked with those who assemble the aircraft.
And the wings and body airliner made mostly from composite materials. Told the Prime Minister that makes it lightweight and durable. Today's sample medium-haul aircraft with a record for vehicles of this type the width of the fuselage and the number of passenger seats - the first but not the only one. 5 MS-21 are now in the enterprise in different stages of Assembly. The Russian airliner will be produced in three versions. The first flight of the MS-21 will perform in December 2016. After the MS-21 will rise on the wing, the Corporation will be able to produce no less than 40 cars a year. The Assembly site will be the Irkutsk aircraft factory. The first major clients are Russian airlines. Today an agreement was signed for 10 aircraft. The portfolio of firm orders for the MS-21 already amounted to 175 cars.