EASA test pilots have completed the first session of certification flights on Irkut’s MC-21-300 narrowbody, the aircraft manufacturer said Feb. 13. The European certificate will pave the way for foreign deliveries of the Russian aircraft. Russian certification of the aircraft has recently faced another delay. Irkut did not give the number of flights performed by the EASA pilot, but explained the aircraft’s performance was evaluated in various modes, including high angles of ...

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