The MS-21 aircraft with Russian PD-14 engine will make its first flight before the end of 2020, reported to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin the head of the United aircraft Corporation (part of rostec) Yuri Slyusar. Transcript of the meeting published on the Kremlin website.”Extreme event we have this year is the flight of MS-21 with our domestic PD-14. We must complete the work before the end of the year. In Irkutsk on the airplane already have the engines, now they pass the required testing. And, in fact, the new aircraft MS-21 will rise with the latest certified engine PD-14″,— said Mr. Slyusar at a meeting with the head of state.Also the head of UAC said that until the end of August will make the first test flight of the modernized strategic bomber Tu-95МСМ. In addition, in September this year for the first time rise of regional turboprop aircraft Il-114-300.According to Yuri Slyusar, competitive Russian aircraft, but aircraft manufacturers are faced with difficulties in its promotion of the export, as is the case with su-35. “Our colleagues and competitors often use in addition to fair and competitive struggle direct pressure — political, sanctions, and personalized”,— he added.
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