The Rostec State Corporation announced today completing the construction of an MS-21-310 prototype aircraft that will undergo flight tests with Russian PD-14 engines.
“Only a few countries in the world are capable of creating aviation equipment at this level. The upcoming tests of the MS-21 with domestic engines are a landmark event for the industry, a clear confirmation that the domestic civil aircraft industry has a future,” said Anatoly Serdyukov, the industrial director of the Rostec aviation cluster.
Rostec's press service reported that the aircraft was transferred from the final assembly shop to the flight-test division of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant on 6 November.
The construction work is carried out by the Irkut Corporation of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC)
The MS-21-310 liner equipped with domestic PD-14 engines will be shown at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2021 which will take place at Zhukivsky airport between 20-25 July 2021.
In 2019, the MS-21 narrow-body aircraft was displayed for the first time at MAKS. The aircraft version with the Russian PD-14 engines is called the MS-21-310.
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