Suppliers announced for new Russian airliner

  • 03-Sep-2009 02:46 EDT

Irkut Corp. selected Hamilton Sundstrand to supply multiple systems for the MC-21 commercial aircraft family. Hamilton Sundstrand will develop the advanced Electric Power Generating System, secondary electrical power distribution, auxiliary power unit, wing anti-ice and bleed air-conditioning for the Nitrogen Generation System. In addition, Hamilton Sundstrand will jointly develop the integrated Air Management System together with its partner NPO Nauka, while Kidde Aerospace & Defense, a Hamilton Sundstrand subsidiary, has been selected to supply the fire detection and suppression system. The award is expected to be worth approximately $2.3 billion over the life of the program. Slated to enter service in 2016, the MC-21 is Irkut's newest aircraft model, accommodating between 150 and 230 passengers in three basic versions. Eaton Corp. was selected to supply the hydraulic system for the new MC-21.

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