By Bjorn Fehrm
August04, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: With the classification of the Irkut MC-21-300 done in terms of its size segment (it's close to the Boeing 737 MAX 9 in size) and the key data of the aircraft analyzed, it's now time to look at aircraft efficiency and payload-range performance.
We will do this with two cabin configurations for the aircraft. The first will be the nominal two class seating as proposed by the OEMs. For the second, we use a single class layout with 30-inch seat pitch.