Corporation “Irkut” completed construction of the first MS-21-310 aircraft powered by Russian PD-14 engines, aircraft handed over for flight tests. It is reported by the press service “Rostec”.
The Corporation has rolled out the first prototype of MS-21-310 passenger aircraft with Russian-developed PD-14 engines. 6 November, the plane was transferred to the flight test division of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant from the assembly workshop. According to the plans of the testers, after checking all aircraft systems, it will pass the required ground tests, after which it will start flying. As the wound reported in the UAC, the first flight of the MC-21 is planned before the end of this year.
earlier it was reported, that the PD-14 engine, installed on a new airliner, managed to get full certification in Russia, and the European is scheduled for the end 2022 of the year. planned, that two MS-21 aircraft will undergo flight tests.
Recall, that at the end of July this year for the first time a mock-up of the PD-14 engine was carried out on the MS-21 pylons. The engine stood up to us without comment. During the installation, the correctness of the design solutions incorporated in the engines was confirmed..
Medium-haul airliner MS-21 has been under development since the early 2000s. All previous tests of the MS-21 took place with the American PW1400G engine. Now MS-21-310 with Russian turbofan unit PD-14 starts testing.
The PD-14 turbofan engine is being developed with 2008 of the year. This is the first new Russian-developed aircraft engine in the last 30 years. Double-circuit twin-shaft engine PD-14 is capable of developing thrust up to 14 tonnes takeoff.
Russian customers MS-21 will be supplied with PD-14 engines in modification MS-21-310, and for export - with American power plants PW1400G.