Jeppesen and IRKUT corporation of Russia agree to multiple service agreement for development of MC-21 Civil Aircraft

Jeppesen announcing a five-year master services agreement with IRKUT Corp. of Russia, for the development of the IRKUT MC-21 passenger aircraft line, expected for entry into service in 2017.
Jeppesen, a unit of Boeing Flight Services, and the IRKUT Corporation of Russia, a part of JSC United Aircraft Corporation, recently agreed to a five-year master service agreement to provide Jeppesen electronic flight bag (EFB), flight planning, charting, navigation data and mobile delivery solutions for the development of IRKUT Corporation MC-21 passenger aircraft, expected for entry into air service in 2017.

Jeppesens industry-leading services included in the new service agreement provide IRKUT Corporation with an integrated approach for implementing critical flight information delivery from a single resource during the test and evaluation phase of MC-21 aircraft development. The Jeppesen solution suite helps operators to streamline operations through digital delivery of flight information and the elimination of paper-based materials.

Cooperation with Jeppesen will allow us to better evaluate the effectiveness of the aircraft during the test and evaluation phase of MC-21 aircraft development, fuel efficiency primarily, said Alexy Fedorov, president of the IRKUT Corporation. We believe that Jeppesens solution suite will help to MC-21 operators optimize their costs.

Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag services deliver dynamically rendered, data-driven presentation of enroute information and terminal procedures. Operators are able to filter the display of preferred enroute information on-screen by selecting airports, airways, waypoints, airspace, NAVAIDs and terrain data. The open framework of FliteDeck Pro is flexible and scalable, to allow for customized company data display or third-party applications. Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro is available for commercial aviation operators through several delivery platforms, including tablet computing systems.

We are pleased to extend our relationship with IRKUT Corporation to deliver our integrated services for evaluation of their exciting new MC-21 aircraft line, said Thomas Wede, Jeppesen senior vice president and general manager, Aviation. Jeppesen digital flight information solutions help to transform aviation operations through increased operating efficiency and we look forward to providing data to the IRKUT Corporation as they prepare the MC-21 aircraft for passenger air service.

The MC-21 program by IRKUT Corporation will create new short to mid-range commercial aircraft for the Russian and international market. The MC-21 model aircraft family is being developed to serve 150 to 212 passengers. The flexibility of the MC-21 design concept is targeted for traditional, low-cost, hybrid and charter operators. The MC-21 aircraft is designed with an efficient, aerodynamic airframe, composed of composite materials and includes new generation engines to ensure high performance levels.
Brian Rantala


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