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MS-21 Cockpit

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posted on May, 12 2004 @ 10:37 PM
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Ilyushin and Yakovlev showed the cockpit of their common new MS-21 passenger aircraft at MAKS03. On 21 July, the MS-21 project won the competition to provide Rosaviakosmos with a new-generation passenger aircraft to carry between 132-174 passengers.

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ok... why are there not so many buttons?




posted on May, 12 2004 @ 11:27 PM
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It's a "glass cockpit" The multifunctional displays (MFDs) replace most of the stuff you're used to.

Note that there are two primary MFDs for redundancy in case one goes out. When one device diplays nearly all the cockpit gauge functionality, it's a good idea to have two of them. There is only one center display, but it's probably for less critical information.

Also notice the western style artificial horizon - they're aiming this at the export market.


Typical western artificial horizon:


Russian style aviagorizont:



posted on May, 12 2004 @ 11:41 PM
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Text from RosBusinessConsulting article, 7 August 2003:



Aircraft of the MS-21 family, that were designed by the aircraft designing companies Ilyushin and Yakovlev, have won a tender on creating short and medium-long range planes. The tender was held by the Russian space agency Rosaviakosmos. MS-21s will be manufactured in accordance with international standards and they are to replace passenger aircraft Tu-154Ms and Yak-42s, Alexander Smirnov, the deputy head of the civil aviation development department of Rosaviakosmos, told RBC.

Investments attracted on a commercial basis will be the main source of financing this program. This project will be included on the federal target program on developing civil aircraft in Russia in the period from 2002 to 2015. The total volume of investments in the project on creating the MS-21 aircraft family will amount to 15bn rubles (about $500m), Smirnov added.


A member on the Aviatsiya.ru forum posted more information on MS-21. That info was originally found at ConciseB2B. As the original article seems to be lost or archived I shall re post it below:



Details of MS-21 programme

Replacement of Tu-154s and Yak-42s

Support from
- Aviastar-SP (where the aircraft is planned to be assembled)
- VASO
- National Reserve Bank
- Smolensk Aircraft Plant
- Ilyushin Finance

Timetable (if the consortium find enough interest in the programm)
full scale development next year
prototypes 2005-2007
certification 2008
deliveries 2009

Costs
vary from $460m to $600m,

Financing:
state: $210m of the $460m planned
Ilyushin and Yakovlev: $30m each
NRB: $20m + potential credit facilities for $100m.
Irkut: reported to be providing input valued at $100m with systems and power plant shared with the MTA.

Yakovlev estimates 415 sales for the aircraft within Russia and 228 for export from 2009 to 2028

General aircraft data:
3 derivates will be offered
baseline MS-21-200 with 156 seats, MTOW 71.1t, range 5500 km
stretch MS-21-300 with 174 seats, MTOW 72t, range 4500 km
shrink MS-21-100 with 132 seats, MTOW 65.8t, range 4700 km

wing span: 35.25m
wing sweep: 25
supercritical airfoil wing of the YAK-242
fuselage length for the base: 35.25m
cross section width: 4.1 m

Engine:
- choice between the Aviadvigatel PS-12 and Kuznetsov TRDD-2005
- target sfc 0.545 (0.595 for the PS90A)

Avionics
not yet announced, most likely Irkut subsidiary Russian Avionics

Performance:
50% better fuel efficiency than 737-400
20% better fuel efficiency than A319



posted on May, 13 2004 @ 09:45 AM
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thanks for reply,
learning something new every day...

"they're aiming this at the export market"

hell yea, they need money



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