The first flight copy of the MS-21 was remotorized to the Russian PD-14

The Irkutsk Aviation Plant (IAP) has completed the installation of the Russian PD-14 engine to replace the American analogue Pratt & Whitney on the first flight copy of the new MS-21 medium-haul narrow-body passenger aircraft.

According to the head of shop 277 Mikhail Kirillov, all work on replacing the engine has been completed in accordance with the design documentation of the engineering center in full.

After remotorization, the liner will be transferred to the Flight Test and Development Complex (LIiDK) of the A. S. Yakovlev Design Bureau. After the functioning of all the necessary systems has been worked out, the MC-21 will perform taxiing and high-speed run along the runway, after which the aircraft will make a test flight.

In addition to the domestic engine, the liner was equipped with other Russian-made parts. In addition, based on the results of flight tests of the MC-21-300 and MC-21-310 aircraft, a number of important aircraft systems were finalized.

The flight with the new MS-21 engine will be completed by the end of October. Then, after several flights from the IAP airfield, the aircraft will be transferred to the Ramenskoye airfield in Zhukovsky.

By 2030, Russian airlines are planning to replenish with 270 MS-21s.
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  1. Kostyar Offline Kostyar
    Kostyar 5 October 2022 13: 30
    At last they gave birth, little ones !!!
  2. Ulan.1812 Offline Ulan.1812
    Ulan.1812 (Boris Gerasimov) 5 October 2022 13: 45
    This is of course wonderful. It’s just interesting, at what capacities it is possible to make so many aircraft until 2030.
    There are no additional aircraft manufacturing capacities and it is not noticeable that they are being created.
    And you need to increase the production of engines and the training of specialists, subcontractors, etc.
    Of course, you can make plans, but under the plans you need support.
    1. Ulan.1812 Offline Ulan.1812
      Ulan.1812 (Boris Gerasimov) 5 October 2022 14: 35
      Interestingly, and the one who gave me a minus did he disagree with what? Can you explain? Do you think that additional capacities are not needed, that it needs to train personnel? It's funny.
    2. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
      Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 5 October 2022 16: 48
      why did you decide that there is no aircraft manufacturing capacity? what do you mean by that? there are hangars of the workshop since the times of the USSR, there is also equipment, if they can make a couple of planes, then maybe a dozen, you just need to hire staff, increase the number of workers in a shift and increase the number of work shifts, especially since irkutsk kazan samara taganrog and others are cities with there will be those who wish for a lack of jobs and for decent money, and if not, they will come from nearby cities ... that money that poured west to terrible Boeings and Airbuses will now pour into the pockets of Russians