Russia’s United engine Corporation has launched the serial production of advanced aircraft engine PD-14 for medium-haul passenger aircraft MS-21. About it as reports RIA Novosti, said CEO of “Rostec” Oleg Yevtushenko. According to him, the first power plant was transferred to the Irkutsk aviation plant for installation on MS-21 in January of this year.
Development of a turbofan engine PD-14 was conducted in 2008. This is the first new aircraft engine ofn design over the past 30 years. Powerplant designed specifically for the MS-21. In addition airliner more powerful version of PD-14 can be installed on the Tu-214 and Il-96. A new double-circuit two-shaft engine can develop a thrust of up to 14 tons in takeoff mode.n customers of MS-21 will be supplied with engines PD-14, and export manufacturer will offer a version of the aircraft with the American power plants PW1400G.
In October last year it was reportedthat flight tests of MS-21 with engines of PD-14 will start in 2020.
MS-21 is created from the first half of 2000-ies. Depending on configuration, the liner will be able to carry from 150 to 210 passengers. Its flight range is estimated at six thousand kilometers, a flying speed of about 870 kilometers per hour. In-class ship was the widest fuselage. Its width is of 4.06 meters. Length MS-21 is 42.2 meters, a wing span of 35.9 meters and a height of 11.5 meters. Maximum takeoff weight of the liner is 79.3 tons at the maximum mass of payload is 22.6 tons.
MS-21 is the world’s first single-aisle passenger aircraft wing made of composite materials. The first flight of the newn plane took place in late may 2017.