JSC "Aircraft Engine" (Perm) has completed assembly of the first aircraft engine PD-14, which will be installed on the aircraft MS-21, said in a statement on its website.
"May 30 was collected and sent to the test the first engine fifth-generation PD-14" — are reported according to the managing director of Alexander Inozemtsev.
Earlier it was reported that the investment in the development and launch mass production of PD-14 engine for the new MC-21 aircraft by 2013 will exceed 24 billion rubles.
The concept of a long-term engine family PD-14 "Aircraft Engine" defended in July 2008, the same year he was assigned as a leading developer of the family members, and "Perm Engine Company" — the main production factory.
The main advantages of PD-14 engine on modern analogs are to reduce fuel consumption by 10-15%, reducing life-cycle costs by 15-20%, reducing noise and emission levels.
The development of MC-21 aircraft engaged Corporation "Irkut". MS-21 — short-medium-range aircraft with a capacity of 150-215 seats and a range of up to 5.5 kilometers. The first flight is planned for 2014. Certified according to Russian standards expected to be completed in 2015, the International — in 2016.
JSC "Aircraft Engine" develops engines for civil and military aircraft, as well as industrial gas turbines and power plants based on them.
"Perm Engine Company" performs serial production of aircraft engines for civil and military aviation, industrial gas turbines for power generation and gas transport.
Both companies are part of the "United Engine Building Corporation" — 100-percent subsidiary of "OPK" Oboronprom ".