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Cabin-fitted MC-21 flown to Moscow for tests

Russian airframer Irkut has flown its first cabin-equipped MC-21-300 aircraft to the Moscow Zhukhovsky airport for testing.

The twinjet had initially been transferred to Ulyanovsk, for painting, following its assembly at Irkutsk.

Irkut says the 13 May flight to Moscow took place without incident.

The livery of the aircraft – the third flight-test airframe, number 73054 – is similar to that of its predecessor 73053.

It will join 73053 and 73051 which are already stationed at Zhukovsky and are engaged in the type’s certification programme.

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