PD-14 in suc­cess­ful tests

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - Aviation Defence & in India -

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.”

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