The second MS-21 joined the tests of PD-14 engines


The second MS-21 narrow-body passenger aircraft was re-engineered with Russian PD-14 engines installed instead of the imported analogue Pratt & Whitney.


The aircraft made its first flight with new engines from the airfield of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of the Irkut Corporation.

After that, based on the results of training flights, the specialists upgraded the flight machine and finalized a number of systems. For the successful integration of the PD-14, many imported components of the liner were also replaced with domestic ones.


The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) planned to use two types of engine on the MS-21, but subsequently it was decided to leave only the domestic power plant. The dual-circuit PD-14 compares favorably with many analogues with a gentle noise level, a small amount of harmful emissions and low fuel consumption.

Certification of the aircraft with Russian engines is expected to be completed before the end of this year.

According to Andrey Boginsky, General Director of the Irkut Corporation, the remotorization of the MS-21 is an important step policy import substitution. The installation of the domestic PD-14 engine on the second aircraft will increase the density of flights and intensify work on setting up the power unit and on-board equipment.
  • Photos used: UAC
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  1. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
    Hayer31 (Kashchei) 8 October 2022 21: 47
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    And if the Ukrainians want to buy MS 21, will the Russians sell them??
    1. Orange bigg Offline Orange bigg
      Orange bigg (Alexander ) 9 October 2022 10: 25
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      Quote: Hayer31
      And if the Ukrainians want to buy MS 21, will the Russians sell them??

      You are suggesting some fantastic scenarios. Here they would provide themselves with the proper amount of MS-21-310. And Ukraine will not buy anything from Russia for a long time.

      On Thursday, November 25, speaking at the Great Construction: Aviation and Tourism forum, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced the creation of the national Ukrainian airline Una (UNA) - Ukrainian National Airlines.

      As Zelensky said, at last the state will begin to invest in the air fleet, place orders with domestic manufacturers and involve world leaders in joint aircraft construction projects. Indeed, the French aircraft manufacturing company Airbus will create a national carrier for Ukraine. With it, Ukraine signed a memorandum on the possibility of leasing or buying 22 aircraft that may enter the UNA fleet in the future. Among them are 6 small narrow-body aircraft (A220 type), 12 medium narrow-body aircraft (A320/A321 type) and 4 wide-body aircraft (A330/350 type).

      https://e-news.su/mnenie-i-analitika/404921-novyj-grandioznyj-proekt-zelenskogo-aviacionnyj-celi-i-smysly.html
  2. Rubicon Offline Rubicon
    Rubicon 9 October 2022 07: 46
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    Another 20 years will be tested.
    1. Orange bigg Offline Orange bigg
      Orange bigg (Alexander ) 9 October 2022 10: 16
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      Quote from Rubikon
      Another 20 years will be tested.

      What is there to experience 20 years when everything is ready?

      Certification of the aircraft with Russian engines is expected to be completed before the end of this year.
    2. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
      Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 20 October 2022 09: 32
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      The glider is ready for a long time, they were waiting for the current engine.