posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 06:30 AM
A famous old identity looks set to continue after it has been announced that the rather anodyne sounding MC-21 airliner project will be rechristened
as the Yak-242 when it enters production.
The project actually began under this very designation many years ago before morphing into the MC-21
Despite initial problems the Sukhoi Superjet now seems to be operating ok, so the Russians hope this larger programme will see them emerge as serious
rivals in the commercial sector.