PD-14 in successful tests
The United Engine Corporation ( a subsidiary of Rostec State Corporation) have successfully tests of the new PD- 14 turbofan engine.
PD-14 No. 100-07 (021) is a two-shaft turbofan, created within a framework of cooperation for the MC-21 airliner, utilising the latest technologies and materials, including a high degree of composites. It is the successfully designed and developed testbed at the MM Gromov Flight Research Institute in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow (see picture).
“Successful testing of the PD- 14 engine is a significant stage in the implementation of the programme aimed at increasing the share of domestic components in our civil aircraft,” said Anatoly Serdyukov, Industrial Director of the aviation cluster at Rostec State Corporation. “The creation of this type of engine will equip them with one of the most important developments in the history of domestic aircraft construction – the medium-range MC-21 aircraft.”
The major aim of the trials was to engine at different altitude and speed conditions, representative of operations on an MC- 21 airliner, and to assess the level of its operational performance. The engine is now being re-assembled to resume its tests on ground stands.
The successful development of the PD-14 engine “is an important milestone in the implementation of a new strategy of Rostec’s aviation cluster, according to which the revenues of the cluster should increase by around 12% per year, and exceed 1.5 trillion Rubles by 2025.” This growth rates will be achieved through a substantial increase in civilian production (3040%), increase in exports (by 50%) and In addition, a world-class after-sales service for helicopters and aircraft is planned, “which should increase revenue by more than 2.5 times owing to the creation of a ‘single window’ for customers and the transition to managing the life cycle of cluster products.”