MS-21 with Russian "black wing" took off for the first time

The newest Russian medium-range narrow-body airliner MC-21-300 with a "black wing" made of domestic polymer composite materials (PCM) took to the skies for the first time. The plane took off from the IAZ airfield of the Irkut company (part of the UAC), having carried out a successful (regular) flight, according to the communique of the Rostec state corporation.

The MS-21 is geared towards the largest part of the air transport market for people. The certification of the MS-21-300 version of the airliner (with American Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines) is nearing completion; its deliveries to air carriers are scheduled for 2022. At the same time, a version of the MS-21-310 airliner with a new power unit PD-14 made in the Russian Federation is being tested.

UAC General Director Yuri Slyusar noted that there are three MC-21-300 units in the final assembly shop, and three more of the same aircraft are at different stages of production. All of them will receive the Russian "black wing".

Aviastar produces fuselage panels and tail unit MS-21, VASO - engine pylons and landing gear fairings. "AeroComposite-Ulyanovsk" produces the wing box, "KAPO-Composite" - "wing mechanization" - added Slyusar.

“The first flight of an aircraft with a wing made of Russian composites proves that we did everything right, the MC-21 program is consistently and steadily moving forward, despite sanctions and unfair competition,” said the head of the RF Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov.

The minister indicated that the department allocated 4,4 billion rubles. to create materials for the Russian "black wing". Now a composite wing has been produced for two airliners and the creation of a third is underway. Changes to the type certificate in the part of the Russian "black wing" are planned to be received in the second half of 2022.

We remind you that before this Rostec told about the percentage of PCM in the design of MS-21 and took place test flight of the third prototype MS-21-300 along the route Zhukovsky - Irkutsk - Zhukovsky with passengers.

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  1. S WITH Offline S WITH
    S WITH (N S) 25 December 2021 18: 20
    Well, that there are already civilian planes of the world and above the level (MC21, ssd100), the IL96 400 will be used as a long-range aircraft (in the future, Russia is a Chinese long-haul aircraft), it remains to establish the production of Ruslan with 6 PS90A engines with a thrust of 18 tons until the PD35 is ready. gas turbines (instead of German ones) for power engineering have also been developed, there is the production of their own wind turbines, solar panels, lithium batteries, etc. there is only so far (work is underway) their own industrial equipment (lithographers) for the production of processors, but here you just need not worry, The Russian Federation supplies the Dutch with the most complex piece of equipment, and long ago, in 11, an experimental lithograph was developed for the production of 13,5 nm stone. work is also underway on promising (more capacious modern samples) solid memory such as SSD. all this will make it possible to produce completely 100% growing computers, smartphones, tablets. flexible displays already produce
  2. Xuli (o) Tebenado 25 December 2021 23: 16
    Perhaps I missed it when this plane was certified by the IAC.
  3. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
    gunnerminer (gunner miner) 26 December 2021 09: 21
    Aviastar produces fuselage panels and tail unit MS-21, VASO - engine pylons and landing gear fairings. "AeroComposite-Ulyanovsk" produces the wing box, "KAPO-Composite" - "wing mechanization" - added Slyusar.

    Like a well-coordinated orchestra. Only the PW engine spoils the whole picture.

    Based on materials from Irkut Corporation PJSC:

    First Deputy General Director of PJSC Irkut Corporation and concurrently General Director of AeroComposite JSC Anatoly Gaidansky said in November 2021 that the first MC-21-300 aircraft, built using entirely Russian composite materials, will take off in December 2021 of the year. By the end of 2021, the MC-21-300 aircraft must receive a Russian type certificate, but this procedure will be passed by a machine with imported PW1400G-JM engines and imported composites. According to Gaidansky, by the end of the first quarter of 2022, it is planned to "receive a major change to it, which will allow the use of Russian materials" (now Manturov is already talking about making a change to the type certificate in the second half of 2022). The delivery of the first copies of the MC-21-300 for the Rossiya airline was previously scheduled for the third quarter of 2022. The aircraft will be equipped with PW1400G-JM engines and a Russian composite wing. The first deliveries of the MS-21-310 with the Russian PD-14 engine are scheduled for 2024; it is planned to certify this type by the end of 2022.
    1. Sergeyjluf Offline Sergeyjluf
      Sergeyjluf (Sergei) 26 December 2021 14: 49
      The PD-14 engine is ready and the rest is a trifle!
      1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
        gunnerminer (gunner miner) 26 December 2021 14: 59
        Something you do not agree on. Fuel consumption, the size of the engine resource compared to the PW engine, is not a trifle. That's how interesting it turns out: as soon as data on the certification of the Russian PD-14 aircraft engine appeared, UEC-Aviadvigatel fell under American sanctions. But there is no backlash - the PW1400 aircraft engines (Pratt & Whitney) for the MC-21 were supplied by the Americans to Russia, and they are supplied.
        It remains to find out how much the characteristics of the PD-14 in terms of efficiency and, most importantly, reliability correspond to those stated. And it turns out strangely, PS-90 for 30 years barely brought to mind, and then immediately such applications say at the level of foreign samples, wait and see. When PD-14 begins to operate, then it will be clear what exactly happened - another Panama hat or a real breakthrough.
  4. SERVER Offline SERVER
    SERVER (Sergei ) 27 December 2021 13: 01
    Unfortunately, only the countries that are allies of Russia will buy these aircraft, the Americans will probably impose sanctions on whoever buys it ...