In Perm, complete assembly and successfully carried out the first engine start-technology demonstrator, which is made in the framework of the creation of an engine family for the prospective short-medium range aircraft.
General Designer of "Aircraft Engine" Alexander Foreigners in connection with the event, said that "over the last 25 years in our country was not created like product PD-14 in terms of newness of technology design, manufacturing, testing aircraft engines."
The development of the fifth generation engine based on the unified gas generator in accordance with the federal target program "Development of Russian civil aviation for 2002-2010 and for the period up to 2015." The main objective of the program — winning at least 10% of the world market of aircraft engines in the class drafts from 9 to 18 tons. The base engine is a new family — PD-14, said A.Inozemtsev.
He noted that since the start of the "Engines for MS-21" and started funding program to create a family of advanced engines for short-medium range aircraft took four years.
According A.Inozemtseva first engine start-technology demonstrator "preceded by a great work of experts of the United Engine Corporation, institutions and enterprises in the aviation industry unprecedented financial support of the Government of Russia."
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.