UMPO – testing on the PD-14 engine is going well

Nodes produced by UMPO as part of the first working example of the PD-14 are successfully undergoing testing at Aviadvigatel in Perm. The engine, intended for the new MS-21 civil aircraft, has worked more than 20 hours.

The PD-14 is the first purely Russian development in civil machine building in 20 years. The MS-21 is a project for a short-and mid-haul airplane which is to replace the Tu family in roughly 2020. The main advantages in comparison with modern analogues is a reduction of specific fuel consumption by 10-15%, reduction in the cost of the operational lifecycle of up to 20%, and a reduction in noise and emissions levels. The next-generation engine has been developed by Aviadvigatel, and the production involves several companies that are a part of the United Engine Corporation. In particular, the Ufa Engine Industrial Association was involved in preparing parts and nodes for the PD-14 test model. “The goal of running the tests is to demonstrate the basic parameters of the basic PD-14 engine, develop new design solutions and critical technology, evaluate the acoustic and emissions properties”, said the workers at Aviadvigatel’s testing stand number 1. “There have been no notes on the engine functioning, all systems are working as they should,” said UMPO head engineer Irik Manapov. "In the testing process all nodes and engine systems have been checked. At present the nodes developed and prepared by cooperation including UMPO are ensuring continuous testing. The development of the fifth generation engine and the financing for the Engines for the MS-21 Airplane project are being carried out under the federal targeted program Developing Russia’s Civil Aviation Technology 2002-2010 and up to 2015. The total investment into the Pd-14 project is planned at 70 billion rubles.