Aircraft engine PD-14 is gaining momentum

An introductory audit of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Commission under the supervision of representatives of Federal Air Transport Agency in the JSC “UEC-PE”: this is another step towards obtaining a production organization approval certificate for PD-14 engine in accordance with the requirements of EASA Part 21. Such a certificate will allow foreign airlines to acquire and operate Russian MS-21 airplanes with Perm engines, created in broad cooperation of UEC enterprises.

According to the results of the audit, EASA experts noted competence of specialists “UEC-Perm engines”, as well as the openness and transparency of all production processes. They stressed that no material inconsistencies were identified during the audit. 

The next arrival of EASA representatives is expected in October: commission will examine in detail the process of production of parts of the new engine, as well as will visit one of the supplier plants of JSC “UEC-PE”.


Sergey Popov, Managing Director JSC “UEC-Perm Engines”, Chairman of the Russian Engineering Union Perm regional division:


- The initial audit of EASA showed that we still have work to do: this applies to incoming inspection procedures for parts and assembly units (AUP) from suppliers, and processes of identification and traceability of parts, and automatization of production processes. But even now we can say for sure – our production needs to take just one small step to reach the European quality.    

At the moment JSC “UEC-Perm Engines” has produced 16 engines PD-14: two of them intended for flight tests of the MS-21-300 airliner were transferred to Irkut Corporation. Two more engines will be built and tested during the year and transferred to the airframer too.

The Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of PJSC Irkut Corporation, is building an MS-21-300 aircraft that will pass flight tests with PD-14 engines.




JSC “UEC-Perm Engines” is a serial manufacturer of aircraft engines, industrial gas turbine units for power generation and gas transport. JSC “UEC-Perm Engines” is included into JSC “United Engine Corporation”

JSC “United Engine Corporation” (included into the State Corporation Rostec) is an integrated structure specializing in development, serial manufacture and maintenance of the engines for military and civil aviation, space programs and navy, as well as oil and gas and power industry. One of the “UEC” business priorities is implementation of complex programs aimed at the field enterprises development including integration of the new technologies compliant with the international standards.

State Corporation Rostec is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 with the purpose to support the development, manufacture and export of high-tech civil- and military-application products. It includes over 700 organizations which up to now have been amalgamated into 11 holding companies in the military-industrial complex, 3 organizations in civil industries and more than 80organizations of direct management. Rostec portfolio includes such famous brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Concern Kalashnikov, Russian helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, UralVagonZavod etc. Rostec organizations are situated on the territories of 60 Russian Federation entities and deliver products to the markets of over 70 countries. Rostec consolidated revenue in 2016 was 1,266 trillion rubles, consolidated net income– 88 billion rubles and EBITDA – 268 billion rubles. The average salary in the Corporation amounts to 44 000 rubles. According to the strategy of Rostec the main goal of the Corporation is to ensure technological advantages of Russia in highly competitive world markets. One of the key goals of Rostec is implementation of new technological paradigm and digitalization of the Russian economy.