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MOSCOW, November 22 (Itar-Tass) —— The Gagarin aviation production plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur incorporated in the Sukhoi holding has put on a maiden flight the third trial model of a promising frontline 5th generation fighter, the Sukhoi press service reported on Tuesday.
Honoured pilot and Hero of Russia Sergei Bogdan piloted the fighter.
“The fighter spent a little more than an hour in the air and made a landing on the runway of the airfield at the plant. The flight was successful in full compliance with the flight mission. The airplane stability was tested and the motor systems were examined during the flight. The airplanes showed good results at all stages of the scheduled flight program. The pilot noted a reliable operation of all systems and equipment,” the press service reported.
The maiden flight of the first fighter model was made on January 29, 2010 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. In early March 2011 the second fighter model has made the flight. Currently the full scope of ground and flight tests is being made. The first public show of the fighter was held on August 17 at the Zhukovsky aerospace show MAKS-2011. More than 100 flights have been made in the flight test program.