9 Aug 2019 11:36

MC-21 to get first Russian engine in 2020

PERM, Aug 9 (Interfax) - Production of engines for the MC-21 aircraft will be stepped up, UEC-Perm Engines Managing Director Sergei Popov told the press.

"For now, we can build three or four engines per year. The task set by the UEC and the client is to make 50 sets, 50 engines per year by 2025," Popov said.

The first PD-14 engine will be installed in a MC-21 aircraft in the first quarter of 2020, Popov said. "This is the deal with Irkut," he said.

PD-14 is a basic turbofan engine designed as a result of broad cooperation between UEC enterprises for the MC-21-300 jetliner on the basis of new technologies and materials, including composite ones.

It is a part of the new family of engines with a thrust ranging from 12.5 to 18 tonnes for various types of passenger and cargo aircraft, among them MC-21.