Aviastar-SP completed installation of the nose section of the first composite tail wing box for MS-21 aircraft. The component was being modified at Ulyanovsk aviation plant for a month. The wing box was then delivered to TsAGI in order to undergo bird strike tests, press-service of Aviastar-SP reports.
“As for the ongoing work, production of fuselage panels for F4 section and fuel tanks has been completed, head of MS-21 assembly workshop, Mikhail Chuvashlov, said. – Moreover, the assembly of fin compartment and fuselage panels for F5 section is underway. Production of APU compartment and second set of fuselage panels for F2 section intended for bench testing has been started”.
Last year in the network of MS-21 project a set of structurally similar components of vertical and horizontal stabilizers was manufactured and handed over to TsAGI for testing. Specialists of Aviastar-SP manufactured and delivered to Irkutsk Aviation Plant fuselage panels for sections F1, F2, F3 and F4 for the first MS-21 flying prototype. Assembly of doors is in progress.