One of the most anticipated premieres at MAKS 2021 air show is the MS-21-310 civil medium-range aircraft outfitted with Russia’s latest PD-14 engine. The aircraft with the new engines took part in the flight program of the air show for the first time.
The implementation of the program for the creation of the PD-14 aircraft engine reinstated Russia at the top league of world aviation. Presently, specialists of the United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of the Rostec State Corporation) work on the next engine of the series – the prospective PD-35 aircraft engine with a thrust of 35 tons for wide-body aircraft.
What makes PD-14 different from previous PD-35
The PD-35 engine differs from the fifth-generation PD-14 aircraft engine for its affiliation to the 5+ generation class of aircraft engines, Alexander Inozemtsev, general designer of the company that designed the new aircraft engine, UEC-Aviadvigatel, told TASS.