MS-21 - news for February 2021
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February began with information that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) issued an addendum to the PD-14 Engine Type Certificate to UEC-Aviadvigatel, confirming its full compliance with the requirements for emissions of harmful substances.
The type certificate for PD-14 was issued by the Federal Air Transport Agency in 2018, and at that time the product complied with ICAO standards. In January 2020, a new international standard came into effect, in which the smoke and non-volatile particle emission standards were changed, which required additional certification.
Measurement of PD-14 emissions was carried out by specialists from ZHAW (Graduate School of Applied Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland). The measurements showed: the margin for the maximum value of the mass concentration of nonvolatile particles, obtained when testing one PD-14 engine, is 5% (according to the 2020 standard). In terms of the emission parameters of nonvolatile particles, PD-14 has a margin of more than 85%.
On February 5, the state corporation Rostec announced that the Center for Additive Technologies launched 24 new pieces of equipment for the manufacture of aircraft engine parts using industrial 3D printing. The center also received the status of a full-cycle service company and intends to organize mass production of products for the PD-14 turbojet engine and other domestic turbojet and turboshaft engines.
On February 9, UEC-Perm Motors received a certificate of approval from a production organization, which gives the right to serial production of PD-14 and supply them to customers for installation on MS-21 aircraft. As part of the certification of production, the Federal Air Transport Agency conducted qualification tests of one of the new PD-14 engines, during which the compliance of its technical characteristics with the design documentation was confirmed.
On February 16, the Irkut corporation posted a new video on YouTube video hosting, continuing the story about the beacons and headlights of the MC-21 aircraft. Leading engineer for testing lighting equipment, Yuri Pushkarev, spoke about why taxi lights are needed and how you can scare birds away from an airplane with the help of landing lights.
On February 19, during a visit to the Alabuga special economic zone, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov noted that, starting in 2019, a complete import substitution of the component base for the creation of a composite wing, mechanization elements, center section and tail of the MC-21-300 aircraft has been completed.
At present, Alabuga-Fiber produces carbon fibers containing from 3,000 to 50,000 elementary fibers in a bundle, with a strength of up to 4.9 GPa and an elastic modulus of up to 260 GPa. This material consists of thin filaments with a diameter of 3 to 15 microns, formed mainly by carbon atoms.
On February 21, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov said that Russia and Kazakhstan are negotiating the supply of SSJ100 and MS-21 aircraft. According to him, at the moment Russia does not plan to "aggressively enter foreign markets" with the export of aircraft, but nevertheless such work is underway, and first of all the Russian Federation will consider the EurAsEC markets, but it is too early to talk about the quantity and timing of deliveries.
On February 23, the head of Rostec Sergey Chemezov told in interview with Russia Today on the timing of the completion of certification tests of the MS-21 composite wing made of Russian materials.
“Today the wing for the MC-21 is undergoing certification tests. I hope that by the end of this year we will complete them and in 2022 we will start mass production of the car. The aircraft is already equipped with its own engine, which is now undergoing certification, ”Chemezov said.
On February 24, on the sidelines of the IDEX-2021 arms exhibition (Abu Dhabi, UAE), Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said that Russia is interested in opening the production of composite products by vacuum infusion in the United Arab Emirates and later place an order in this country for the manufacture of composite components ...
"We switched to our own raw materials for the production of composite parts. And we are ready with our colleagues. We also touched on this topic of technology transfer and consider it as additional suppliers. Taking into account the expansion and increase in production volumes, we will need to either expand capacity ourselves or attract partners ", - said Manturov.
In his opinion, Russia is interested in setting up the production of composite products using infusion technology in the UAE and later placing an order for their supply in this country. "This will facilitate the task of scaling up our own production," he said.
In February, experimental MC-21 aircraft were mainly on the ground. According to Flightradar24, one flight on 17 February lasting more than 30 minutes was performed on board 73051 and three flights on board 73054: 03.02 3:23, 10.02 3:44 and on February 15 the plane was in the air for 4 hours and 20 minutes.