Russian deputy premier Dmitry Rogozin has disclosed whilst on a visit to Russia’s Irkut aviation facility, that the MC-21 will be redesignated as the YAK-242 when the twin jet goes into serial production.

He also confirmed that Russian aero engine faciities in Perm will produce the Aviadvigatel PD-14 engine for the aircraft. The first MC-21 prototype will be unveiled in the summer of 2015. (Source: flight International)