IRKUTSK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – The 3rd prototype of the Irkut MC-21 flew for the first time on Saturday. The Russian airliner completed a 90 minute test flight from Irkut Airport in Russia. This is the 1st MC-21 that is equipped with a passenger cabin. During the test flight, the MC-21-300 reached a maximum height of
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MOSCOW – Aeroflot wants to cancel its order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, unless Boeing guarantees the safety of the aircraft, said Vitalij Saveljev from Aeroflot, the national Russian airline. The new planes would be delivered to Aeroflot in November 2019. Aeroflot ordered the B737 MAX for Pobeda, a subsidiary of the Russian airline.
ANADYR UGOLNY AIRPORT – Air China Flight CA983 from Beijing to Los Angeles – carrying 188 passengers – made an emergency landing in Siberia Tuesday morning, due to a fire alarm that went off. All passengers and crew of CA983 were evacuated safely by inflatable slides at Anadyr Ugolny airport which serves Russia’s easternmost town