PD-14: the second stage
The United Engine Corporation (subsidiary of Rostec State
Corporation) successfully completed the second stage of flight tests of the
Russian civil aircraft engine of the fifth generation PD-14.
PD-14 ¹100-07 (021) is a basic turbojet two-circuit engine, which is created
within the framework of a wide cooperation of the UEC enterprises for the MC-21
airliner with the use of the latest technologies and materials, including the
composite ones. It is the first engine for the commercial airliners successfully
designed and developed in modern Russia. The PD-14 flight tests were conducted
on Il-76 flying testbed at the Flight Research Institute named after M.M. Gromov
in Zhukovsky, Moscow region.
‘Successful testing of the PD-14 engine is a significant stage in the
implementation of the program 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 turbo engine will equip them with one of the most important developments in
the history of domestic aircraft construction – the medium-range MC-21
The major aim of the trials was to confirm the working efficiency of the engine
within different altitude and speed conditions, in which it will be operated on
MC-21 airliner, and to assess the level of its operational performance.
At this moment, the engine is being re-assembled to resumeits tests on the
The successful development of the engine PD-14 is an important milestone in the
implementation of the new strategy of Rostec’s aviation cluster, according to
which the revenues of the cluster each year should increase by around 12%
andexceed 1.5 trillion rubles by 2025. This impressive growth rates will be
achieved through a substantial increase in civilian production (30-40%) increase
in exports (by half) and improvements in operational efficiency: capacity
utilization is expected to grow from 55 to 80%, which will optimize the overhead
charges and investment in the production and its further expansion.In addition,
it is planned to build a world-class after-sales service for helicopters and
aircraft, which will increase revenue by more than 2.5 times due to the creation
of a "single window" for customers and the transition to managing the life cycle
of cluster products.