Irkut´s MC-21-300 test aircraft performed its first flight from the Gromov Flight Research Institute at Zhukovsky airfield in Moscow region Nov.3.   “The flight lasted more than three hours,” aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corp. said in a statement. “The characteristics of stability and controllability were assessed at altitudes varying from 6,000 to 12,000 meters. All aircraft systems operated normally.” Earlier, on Oct. 17, the aircraft performed a ...

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