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M.Broadbent - Single-aisle airliners /Commercial/
13 мая 2019 г. опытный самолет МС-21-300, оснащенный пассажирским салоном и окрашенный на предприятии «Спектр-Авиа» с использованием серийных технологий, совершил перелет с аэродрома «Ульяновск-Восточный» на аэродром ЛИИ им. М.М. Громова «Раменское» (г. Жуковский, Московская область) для продолжения летных испытаний.
A newcomer from the east, the Irkut MC-21-300, is currently engaged in flight testing. Here one of the three flight-test aircraft is pictured displaying at MAKS in August 2019.
Air Baltic operated 19 A220-300s at the time of writing, including the distinctively painted YL-CSK (msn 55039) delivered in August 2019, which bears the colours of the Lithuanian flag and is named Vilnius.
Momentum has started to build around the A220, formerly the C Series, since Airbus took majority control of the programme.
With its recent order for 50 examples, AirAsia X has taken orders for the A321XLR above the 200 mark.
The Airbus A321XLR, launched in June 2019, is due to enter service in 2023 and will be the longest-range single aisle airliner.