50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

MC-21-300 aircraft engine water protection tests have been started

Download: Printable PDF Date: 18 Jul 2020 02:37 category:
Publisher:
MC-21-300 aircraft engine water protection tests have been started - Manufacturer publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: Russian Federation Aircraft: Airplanes

Irkut Corporation (as  part of UAC of Rostec State Corporation) started tests of MC-21-300 to confirm the possibility of operating the aircraft in the presence of water on runway. To conduct tests at the airfield "Ulyanovsk-Vostochny" a "pool" was mounted more than 70 m long and more than 20 m wide. Parameters of the "pool" provide a normalized water depth in accordance with Russian and international requirements, which are established for these types of tests.

Within a few days, MC-21-300 aircraft will run on water in a wide range of speeds and  different modes of main engines, including the use of thrust reverser. 

During the tests it is necessary to confirm that during aircraft movement the water does not disrupt the work of its main and auxiliary power units, and does not damage structure elements, systems and equipment of the aircraft.

The course of the tests is recorded by a complex of onboard measurement equipment, cameras of video surveillance system installed on the ground and on the plane, as well as by representatives of certification centers and specialists of Irkut Corporation.

The tests are conducted as part of the MC-21-300 aircraft certification program, in accordance with Russian and European airworthiness standards.



Loading comments for MC-21-300 aircraft engine water protection tests have been started...


Recommended

Leading business and general aviation aircraft deliveries In 2020 - Textron Aviation

According to GAMA annual shipments and billings report, nearly 560 aircraft were delivered by Textron Aviation to customers worldwide in 2020. In total, Textron Aviation delivered more than a quarter...

Diamond awards exclusive dealership to Lifestyle Aviation for 24 U.S. States

Diamond Aircraft has selected LifeStyle Aviation to be their exclusive sales representative for 24 U.S. states. This announcement makes LifeStyle Aviation the latest Diamond Dealer in the United State...

JetBlue takes delivery of Its First Airbus A321neo

JetBlue announced it has formally taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo (new engine option) aircraft configured with the airline’s reimagined premium Mint® experience and an a...

Dash 8 P-4 Special Mission Aircraft - MOU between PAL Aerospace and De Havilland Canada

PAL Aerospace and De Havilland Canada announced the establishment of a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly pursue the development of a fully missionized Dash 8-400 aircraft, called the “...