JSC “Aviadvigatel” Preparing Flight Test of Engine PD-14
“Aircraft Engine” is in preparation of flight test for engine PD-14 designated for MS-21 aircraft at flying laboratory IL-76. This was told today by the Managing Director, General Designer of “Aviadvigatel” Alexander Inozemtsev.
“The beginning of flight tests of the engine as part of a flying laboratory is planned for June 2015. Flying laboratory IL-76 for testing is already in Zhukovsky, but before the start of the flight test it must complete all the tests on the ground. Now the engine number 5 is at the bench tests, engine number 6 will start testing on the bench at the end of December and it is scheduled to begin in February the test bench for engine number 7. In 2015, another 5 engines will join the tests,” he said. In addition, according to Alexander Inozemtsev, in April 2015 the engine will begin testing in climatic test bench.