United Aircraft Corporation and IrAero signed a contract for delivery of the first batch of MC-21 aircraft.

Irkut, which is building the MC-21, says first deliveries of the aircraft are scheduled for 2019. A total of 10 aircraft will follow by 2023, with 35 in 2025-26.

IrAero is the launch operator of the MC-21, following an agreement between Irkut and Aeroflot for 50 such aircraft.