New bird in the sky


Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attends a ceremony to present the Irkut MC-21 mid-range jet airliner at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant (Irkut Corporation) in Irkutsk, Russia. A new medium-range passenger plane which Russian media said on Wednesday was superior to its Western-made counterparts in many respects and would be snapped up by both Russian and foreign carriers.

Irkut Corporation's new MC-21 passenger plane is still undergoing testing but is due to enter serial production next year. Medvedev said it was important that.

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