In Russia, mass production of promising PD-14 aircraft engines for the medium-range passenger aircraft MS-21 has begun. The production is deployed at the enterprise "UEC - Perm Motors". This was announced by the Executive Director of Rostec Oleg Yevtushenko.
The first production PD-14 engines were transferred to the Irkutsk aircraft plant, where the MS-21 is assembled, at the end of January this year. Tests of the aircraft with Russian engines installed are planned this year. MS-21 will be delivered to Russian customers with PD-14 engines, and for export the manufacturer will offer a version of the aircraft with PW1400G American power plants.
In January 2020, the first products for installation on the latest Russian aircraft MS-21 were already delivered to the Irkutsk Aircraft Plant
- declared Yevtushenko.
PD-14 is the first all-Russian turbofan engine for the civilian since the 1980s aviationdeveloped taking into account international norms and requirements. The engine was created using the latest technologies and materials that provide modern operational characteristics and a high level of environmental friendliness. The new twin-shaft twin-shaft engine can develop thrust up to 14 tons in take-off mode.
MS-21-300 is a new generation short- and medium-haul passenger aircraft with a capacity of 150 to 211 passengers. Certification of the aircraft should be completed this year, and mass production is scheduled for 2021.