Air International 2021-01
P.Butowski - MC-21 comes of age
A PD-14 engine undergoing tests on an Ilyushin Il-76LL airborne testbed
The first Irkut MC-21 powered by indigenously produced Russian engines (replacing the PW1431G-JMS in the prototype, shown) is expected to fly before the end of this year, with deliveries to launch customer Aeroflot beginning before 2022
The first MC-21-310 fitted with Russian PD-14 engines after leaving the production hall in Irkutsk in November 2020
Russian PD-14s on the first ‘home grown’ MC-21-310. The initial flight was due within weeks
The Aviadvigatel PD-14 turbofan engine for the MC-21-310 is the first new civil aircraft engine made in post-Soviet Russia