Foreign press comments on the creation in Russia of its own medium-range narrow-body passenger aircraft MS-21. The main reason for analyzing the situation in the Russian civil aircraft industry for foreign experts was the first flight of the MS-21 with a Russian engine.. As already reported, "Military Review", the airliner flew in mid-December with a PD-14 turbofan engine.
On this occasion, Western aviation expert Anthony Angrend writes, that he has questions to those, who believed, что при наличии огромного опыта гражданского авиастроения и развитой инженерно-конструкторской школы Россия не сможет выйти на рынок пассажирской авиации.
The expert notes, that the world has developed a de facto intercorporate monopoly of the American Boeing and the European Airbus.
If these companies believed, that they will not have new competitors, did not take into account the development of the aviation industry in Russia and China, then they were wrong.
The Russian aviation industry, by developing its own engine, virtually nullifies the effectiveness of possible new anti-Russian sanctions in this area.. Sanctions could have worked, if Russia for the MS-21 continued to consider the only option for the Pratt power plant&Whitney PW1000G of American production. But when PD-14 from the Perm Motors company appeared, the situation for the Russian aircraft industry has entered a completely new era.
By creating PD-14, Russia has shown, that she was written off early.
In the "Perm Motors" themselves celebrate, that many years of experience in large-scale production of D-30 engines, PS-90A, their modernization made it possible to develop a 5th generation aircraft engine. This engine became the PD-14 for the MS-21 airliner..
In the foreign expert environment, it is noted, that Russia “was written off early in the civil aircraft industry”. As an example, not only MS-21 is given, but also the Il-114V, which are created in Russia – primarily to renew our own aircraft fleet.