The operational costs of the MC-21 will reportedly be 15-percent cheaper than current generation aircraft.
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Russia Wednesday presented a new medium-range passenger plane which state media said was superior to its Western-made counterparts in many respects and would be snapped up by both Russian and foreign carriers.The plane will be built in two variants, the MC-21-300 which will have 160-211 seats, and the MC-21-200 which will have 130-165 seats.State-controlled United Aircraft Corporation, of which Irkut is a subsidiary, said the new plane would be able to service routes of up to 6,400 kilometers and that its operational costs would be up to 15 percent cheaper than current generation aircraft.
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