Irkut MC-21 Engine Tests Set For Q3 2015

The first tests for the engine that will power Russia’s Irkut MC-21 aircraft will begin in the third quarter of this year, according to the OEM.

The first tests for the engine that will power Russia’s Irkut MC-21 aircraft will begin in the third quarter of this year, according to the OEM.

Testing on the PD-14 engine will be carried out in Irkut’s flying laboratory, with the Ilyushin Il 76LL aircraft serving as the programme’s flying test bed.

The PD-14 is being developed by United Engine Corporation subsidiaries Aviadvigatel and Perm Engine.

Irkut said it expects the first test flight of the MC-21 to happen in 2016, with manufacturing of the narrowbody scheduled to begin the following year.

 

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