IRKUT has completed the successful first flight of the MC-21-300 new generation commercial aircraft, which took off and landed at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant airfield, an affiliate of Irkut Corporation, on Sunday May 28. The MC-21 benefits from the latest advanced carbon fiber technologies including the HexPly carbon fiber/epoxy prepreg that Hexcel supplies for composite primary structures including the empennage. Click here to view the official MC-21 first flight video.

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