The Russian delegation at the exhibition held in Rio de Janeiro negotiations with a number of Latin American companies, during which submitted its draft haul aircraft MS-21, told the Vice President of Marketing and External Relations Corporation "Irkut" Vladimir Southey Interfax.
"The negotiations with potential customers confirm that this new machine has good sales prospects in the states of the region, including in Brazil," — said V.Sautov at LAAD 2013 exhibition in Rio de Janeiro.
According to him, the choice of an airline aircraft is now largely determine fuel and economic indicators. "A MS-21 differs reduced by 23 per cent fuel economy compared to similar single-aisle aircraft through the use of engines Pratt & Whitneynovogo generation, improved aerodynamics and reduce the take-off weight," — said V.Sautov.
According to him, the airlines of Latin America are showing interest in the MS-21. Vice-President of "Irkut" noted that key design decisions MS-21 project — in the broadest application of the new generation of composite materials, as well as a larger diameter fuselage with the ability to redesign interior for various types of carriers.
Increasing the aerodynamic qualities of the airplane achieved by profiling high aspect ratio wing with reduced sweep and increased thickness and greater mechanization flap extension, providing improved takeoff and landing of the aircraft.
Because of this, said V.Sautov, airlines will be able to reduce transaction costs by 12-15%, the possibility of a high degree of harmonization between models of the family, reducing the level of harmful emissions into the atmosphere.
The development of MC-21 aircraft engaged Corporation "Irkut". MS-21 is capable of carrying 150-215 passengers a distance of 5.5 kilometers. The first flight is planned for 2014. Certified according to Russian standards of airworthiness to be completed in 2015, the international — in 2016.