The Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said that the release of the MS-21 is postponed for another year: the difficulties are the result of the next package of US sanctions imposed at the end of 2020.
This is despite the fact that the first flight of the MS-21 has already passed in December 2020 with a domestic PD-14 engine instead of the American Pratt & Whitney. However, after the refusal of the American and Japanese partners, with the help of Rosatom structures, it was possible to solve the problem of the unique MS-21 composite wing, as well as to create a PD-14 engine on Perm Motors, which is already undergoing certification. But pre-orders are only received for cars with Pratt & Whitney.
Even more difficult with avionics, which remains the most painful place of the aviation industry. The share of foreign electronics on Russian aircraft reaches 50%, although in cosmonautics it does not exceed 20%, and in military aviation it is practically absent.