“The Russian aircraft of the XXI century” stuck in knots

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Passenger aircraft MS-21 due to the unavailability of individual units will arrive on the Russian market in 2020, according to “Kommersant”.

At the request of the Corporation “Irkut”, which is developing the MS-21 certification of aircraft in Russia will take place in July 2020. In Europe, the car will receive a certificate before the end of 2021.

“We need a little more time on comprehensive testing of individual components and assemblies of the machine,” said one of the sources.

As the European aviation safety Agency does not recognize the results of the Russian tests, the Federal air transport Agency allows refusal of recognition of certificates of the European regulator for imported aircraft.

Previously, the certification of MS-21 in Russia was scheduled for may 2019.

Russian short and medium-haul narrow-body passenger aircraft MS-21 (“bulk plane of the XXI century”) is designed to carry up to 211 people (the ultimate dense layout of seats in MS-21-300) at a distance of up to 6.4 thousand kilometers. First flight of the machine was made in may 2017, with serial production scheduled for 2018. In the MS-21 is used by a lot of Western technology and components, in particular the machine is equipped with American engines PW1000G, which is scheduled to replace the Russian PD-14.

In October, the PD-14 engine received a type Certificate, signed by the head of Rosaviatsia Alexander Neradko.

In September Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov has estimated the cost of project MS-21 465 billion by 2025.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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