MOSCOW: Russia unveiled its first MC-21 medium-haul passenger plane today as it aims to revive its beleaguered civil aviation industry and challenge giants Airbus and Boeing. The prototype of the MC-21 plane, that can carry up to 211 passengers, was presented by Irkut aircraft manufacturer in the Siberian city of Irkutsk. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said: “This confirms we are able to create such aircraft that not only make our civil aviation progress but that will compete with other countries…” adding the plane will become the “pride of Russian civil aviation”.
May 27, 2018 20:27 IST
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