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Russia Reconsiders Import Duties

Russia has outlined plans to remove tax breaks on imported commercial airliners.  Under current arrangements, Western-built aircraft carrying between 50 and 300 passengers and weighing between 20 and 90 tonnes, are exempt from import taxes.  This includes popular types such

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MC-21 Makes First Flight

Irkut has successfully completed the maiden flight of its MC-21-300 airliner.  The landmark event took place on May 28 from the Irkutsk Aviation Plant in Russia.  Under the command of Oleg Kononenko and co-pilot Roman Taskayev, the aircraft was examined

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Irkut MC-21 Makes its Debut

Irkut Corporation has publically unveiled the prototype MC-21-300, an aircraft it hopes will capture a slice of the surging single-aisle market.  The new jet, 21001 (c/n 001), was towed into a flight test hangar at the Russian manufacturer’s Irkutsk Aviation

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