Russia Flies New Aircraft With Domestic Engines for First Time In Post-Soviet Era Written 16 December 2020

Maiden flight of MC-21 | Denis Fedorko; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 4.0

Reuters reports that Russia “flew a new passenger airliner with domestically-built engines for the first time since the Soviet era on Tuesday.” The “medium-range MC-21 plane took off from a Siberian airfield powered by Russian-built PD-14 turbo-fan engines. The plane first flew in May, 2017, but with U.S.-made engines.” The MC-21 “is built by Irkut Corporation, part of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), and the engines are built by United Engine Corporation, all of which are majority owned by Rostec, Russia’s state aerospace and defence conglomerate.”
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