The first flight of the MС-21-310 aircraft with the new Russian PD-14 engines

On 15th December 2020 the MС-21-310 aircraft equipped with the new Russian PD-14 engines made its maiden flight from the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut Corporation (part of UAC, Rostec State Corporation).
The aircraft was operated by the crew of test pilots Vasily Sevastyanov and Andrey Voropaev and test engineer Alexander Solovyev.
The flight task included checks of power plant operation modes, aircraft stability and controllability, as well as the operation of its systems.

The flight time was 1 hour and 25 minutes, altitude up to 3500 m and speed up to 450 km/hour.

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Finally the PD-14 are released, even if for testing only. I must say they look really smart on the MC-21, very much a suiting look. If only they put some winglets on this beauty.

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