The West declared the Russian liner MS-21 war to destroy?

Apparently, the Russian civil liner MS-21 declared war on destruction. Strikes on a promising aviation project are streaming one after another. Why is the domestic novelty causing such unhealthy interest, and where to expect new dirty tricks?

MS-21 is indeed a rather interesting aircraft with a good future. Unlike foreign competitors, the liner has the widest fuselage in the class, which objectively distinguishes it in terms of comfort among others. The use of composite materials in the design of the wings should make the Russian aircraft more economical, which also works for him in the eyes of potential operators.

Of course, it would be somewhat naive to expect that the impudent newcomer would immediately put the Boeing and Airbus on the shoulder blades, but launching it in mass production would be a real step towards restoring the domestic civilian aircraft industry and gradually reducing its dependence on foreign aircraft. Is it any wonder that the project began to undergo constant “hitting” by ill-wishers?

At first, The US Treasury banned the supply of composite materials from which to build innovative wings of the liner. This immediately sharply shifted the timing of the start of serial production of the aircraft.

Secondly, at the request of the United States in Italy, a case was instituted against the top manager of the UAC, Alexander Korshunov. The latter was collecting technical information that was supposed to help in the creation and improvement of the characteristics of the promising Russian PD-14 engine. It is this power plant that should be installed on the MC-21, as an alternative to the American Pratt & Whitney PW1400G engine.

Thirdly, against the domestic liner, a real information war began, built on "leaks" from the manufacturing company. The day before, there were reports that during the test flight of the MS-21, a malfunction occurred on it, according to the UAC:

During the final stage of the test flight on October 3, presumably, the landing gear exit indication worked incorrectly.

Fortunately, everything worked out, the liner sat down safely. It turned out that the cause of an emergency could be the incorrect operation of the chassis output indication, but it worked. That is, nothing catastrophic happened. Rather, on the contrary, during the tests, some “jambs” are the norm, since the aircraft purposefully load to the maximum in order to identify bottlenecks and eliminate them in a timely manner.

The question is different. Why is the completely routine test work of domestic aircraft manufacturers becoming public knowledge, which is hard to imagine in the same West? Famous aviation expert Roman Gusarov comments on this:

In all this situation, an instant and lightning-fast leak of information about the tests of the latest liner is surprising.

The fact that in Russia there is no freedom of speech, after this you can not stutter. But this is, rather, an abuse of it to the detriment of the Russian aircraft industry. In fact, there is a real information war against the MS-21 project.

There is another interesting point. The liner currently consists of approximately 40% of imported components. Apparently, the problems arose precisely in the details of foreign production. The aforementioned Ruslan Gusarov clarifies that aircraft manufacturers faced the same problems earlier on the Superjet:

We chose foreign manufacturers because we believed that their equipment was better and more reliable. However, all the failures of the Superjet are connected precisely with components of foreign manufacture.

Indeed, the Superjet is idle on the ground, mainly due to the extremely poor quality of the engine, which was specially developed for this project by the European company Safran, and for some reason it does not use it anywhere else. In this regard, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that not only Russian PD-21s, but also American Pratt & Whitney PW14Gs should be installed on the MS-1400. The reputation of this US company is, to put it mildly, not perfect. Last year, the European concern Airbus found defects in 30% of Pratt & Whitney engines.

I don’t want to “croak”, but no matter how the story with the “Superjet” repeats itself. The fact that there is an alternative in the form of its own PD-14 is very good, but it is noteworthy how the United States is trying to push Russian engines away.
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  1. steelmaker Online steelmaker
    steelmaker 4 October 2019 13: 09
    In one program, a specialist was asked: "Can Russia now build BURAN-ENERGY?" He replied that BURAN was built by 3 thousand enterprises of the USSR, which now do not exist. And here 40% of imported components! But we have unique military equipment. This means that in a single copy we can do everything. But it turns out that we don't need to build and produce on an industrial scale. Easier to buy. And so for the last 20 years. Conclusion - there is no need to state the facts, you need to ask those who are responsible for this and build not only oil refineries. And then we even have batteries, and then they are Chinese.
    1. Victor N Offline Victor N
      Victor N (Victor n) 4 October 2019 17: 50
      And with whom to ask? From the arrogant managers of the defense industry factories, who in the 90s were unable to master the production of screwdrivers and screws, losing the market to China? They don’t like businessmen, and who else can organize production - take a look! You can, of course, do it yourself, but you need to have the ability - not everyone is given it, it’s not for Chubais to bark.
      And we need our own aircraft, albeit with imported components. However, now few people manage to completely localize production, this is inefficient.
      1. yuriy55 Offline yuriy55
        yuriy55 (Yuri Vasilievich) 5 October 2019 13: 23
        Quote: Victor N
        And we need our own aircraft, albeit with imported components.

        I will answer thesis, but you try to understand.
        The RD-180 is of interest to the United States only because it is a Russian (rather Soviet) product.
        When designers create their own product, they do not rely on the mercy of suppliers and the quality of foreign components.
        In 1993, EBN did not shoot the parliament for this, but snipers - ordinary citizens in order to return to the USSR (even socialist Russia).
        Authorities that hate their own country and people will not do anything for their full-fledged life (family, children, work, housing, healthcare).
        Planes are needed, but only exclusive, native, which no one has. This is the meaning of domestic production. And Lego constructors - let them assemble in the USA ...
    2. AICO Offline AICO
      AICO (Vyacheslav) 1 October 2020 14: 00
      The question is rhetorical! And who are the judges ?!
  2. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 4 October 2019 13: 29
    Quote: steel maker
    And then we even have batteries, and then Chinese.

    Ok, batteries. Nails ...
    1. Screw Offline Screw
      Screw (Gennady) 5 October 2019 17: 29
      IZTM made nails in the "holy 90s". Now there is a market there, Irkutsk. One aviation plant remained "Irkut" and two airfields.
      1. DPN Offline DPN
        DPN (DPN) 5 October 2019 22: 00
        So, Irkutsk was very lucky, even if only one remained, it could have been worse.
  3. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 4 October 2019 14: 36
    All the facts speak only about a poor vision of the situation with world competition and a bunch of mistakes made by the project, such as the use of materials and components from enemy countries, in fact, that the Kremlin considers partners to be ..
  4. Bakht Online Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 4 October 2019 18: 12
    To create a complete author is impossible in principle. There is no country in the world that produces all of its components.
    Consequently, international cooperation is a necessary condition for the development of the country.
    The question is how to develop its production (airplanes, computers, machine tools) in the conditions of an ECONOMIC war? It is war. It cannot be called otherwise.
    Answer: in war as in war. You must respond to a blow with a blow. And no words and concerns can change anything. We must find the weak points of the enemy economy and hit them. For Europe, it is gas and oil. And metal. And the tree. For the States, these are titanium, aluminum and rocket engines. Only in this way and nothing else.
    In all other cases, concern and regret may be expressed.
    1. yuriy55 Offline yuriy55
      yuriy55 (Yuri Vasilievich) 5 October 2019 13: 26
      Quote: Bakht
      There is no country in the world that produces all of its components.

      Leave ... You still hang us noodles about military equipment and weapons ...
      1. Bakht Online Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 5 October 2019 15: 47
        I did not understand your answer. I did not understand at all. Let's say the famous F-35. States produce only 50% of components. And this is a very high indicator.

    2. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 5 October 2019 16: 23
      In areas of strategic importance for our country, we need to forget about the global economic model and concentrate science and production so as to completely close our dependence on Western countries. This is not easy, but quite feasible, the main thing is to create conditions for our business and defense industry enterprises. If high-tech production is no less profitable than oil and gas production, then it will be beneficial for business to invest large financial resources in this, instead of withdrawing them to foreign banks and offshore.
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  5. Uh The main thing is for the plane to be bought in Russia, and the rest - then it will somehow resolve.
  6. Gadlei Offline Gadlei
    Gadlei 5 October 2019 03: 29
    The main thing is that all sores appear better now, during the test, and not during operation.
    1. You speak the truth, young man!
  7. bratchanin3 Offline bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 (Gennady) 5 October 2019 13: 58
    This nonsense is already impossible to read - one yes because, one yes because, well, baby talk ... Bad uncles conspired to break the toy. And how did the USSR build and develop aviation, the navy ..? And the bad uncles couldn't do anything!
  8. lavtula Offline lavtula
    lavtula (Alexander) 5 October 2019 19: 49
    The authors of the article do not know about the radio scanner site, and that all negotiations of the boards are recorded and laid out on the network? What does the spy have to do with it?
    1. akarfoxhound Offline akarfoxhound
      akarfoxhound 6 October 2019 08: 04
      If ALL aircraft negotiations were recorded and laid out on the network, then the equipment recording the negotiations at the airports would not cost astronomical money, and your crap "radio scans" everywhere would be material to prove accidents and disasters. Get out of the fantasy sandbox, my dear "expert". wink
  9. DPN Offline DPN
    DPN (DPN) 5 October 2019 21: 50
    However, now few people manage to completely localize production, this is inefficient.

    After the USSR, Russia entered capitalism, we are rolling along the same tracks, what is wronged. They have billionaires, we have billionaires, which is why they are not happy. Slaves are NOT WE, WE are not slaves, so this is in the distant USSR, this is no longer in the ABC books, but they are not enough. It should be! Or, as they say, there should be only 15000000 million people in Russia.
  10. jura-19 Offline jura-19
    jura-19 (Yura) 6 October 2019 06: 34
    "Boeing Killer" consists of an economical composite, which in Russia cannot be made from an engine that they cannot create. In short, a pompous cut of money with fanfare, like all super-duper fakes with a great guarantor.
    1. Igor Aviator Offline Igor Aviator
      Igor Aviator (Igor Aviator) 6 October 2019 08: 43
      Quote: Jura-19
      "Boeing Killer" consists of an economical composite, which in Russia cannot be made from an engine that they cannot create. In short, a pompous cut of money with fanfare, like all super-duper fakes with a great guarantor.

      Another herald liberda - a victim of the exam! Well, at least I wouldn’t be dishonored, perhaps! No googling hands? Ok, so be it:

      At the Aerocomposite enterprise in Ulyanovsk, the structural elements of the aircraft — the center section and wing box made without the use of American raw materials — are already ready.
      The necessary measures have been taken to import replace all composite materials and produce domestic final samples, which have already confirmed their basic characteristics. The redesign of the wing for the MS-21 aircraft in connection with the replacement of American-made composite materials with Russian materials is not required.

      And about the "engine that you CANNOT create:

      The Russian type certificate for the engine was obtained ten years after the start of development - in October 2018. - the usual term even for Pratt & Whitney. MOSCOW, October 4 - RIA Novosti. The United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of Rostec) is creating a unified digital environment for the production of PD-14 aircraft engine units, which will speed up the assembly process, the press service of Rostec told RIA Novosti.

      And yes! For possible cries, they say, we won’t master it in series - I’ll answer: the engine under test is ALREADY USING DEMAND.

      According to Inozemtsev, the Chinese intend to come to Russia next week to discuss the purchase of engines. About this newspaper "Izvestia".

      And Alexander Inozemtsev - I note, Director and General Designer of JSC "UEC-Aviadvigatel". First of all, the choice in favor of the PD-14 will be affected by the lower cost of the flight hour. The cost of the flight hour will determine everything.

      The airmen, when we filled out the relevant documents with them, admitted that we beat Pratt & Whitney by about 3-5% ", - stated A. Inozemtsev.
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  11. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 7 October 2019 13: 31
    As always ... MS-21 in trials, but the Americans are again to blame for everything ....

    Or maybe stop stealing, and not buy the cheapest materials over the hill?
    The Chinese are not much prevented by the sanctions to produce their planes ...

    Look, with IL, even the name of Rogozin’s son did not save, they drove after the collapse and, presumably, theft ...