The first flight test aircraft MS-21 is scheduled to take place in 2014, entry into the market is planned for 2016, the president of research and production corporation "Irkut" Alexei Fedorov.
According to him, all the work to create ближнесреднемагистрального aircraft (BSMS) MS-21 are in the chart. "We began to design work," — he said. Fyodorov also said that the upcoming air show MAKS 2011 in August, the corporation plans to increase its portfolio of orders for the MS-21. He recalled that at the moment ordered 190 BSMS.
"We plan to increase the portfolio" — Fedorov said, adding that the corporation hopes to sign some new contracts at MAKS. "But for us it does not matter, it is important that the customer understand the product and its characteristics" — quoted by ITAR-TASS president of "Irkut".