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The third An-148 intended for Russian Ministry of Defense performed its maiden flight in Voronezh
Russian Aviaton » Friday March 21, 2014 15:32 MSK

Another An-148-100E aircraft (MSN 42-09, tail number RA-61722) performed its maiden flight in Voronezh Region. It is the 22nd serial jet of the type manufactured by Voronezh Aircraft Production Association (VASO), e-Mash reports.

This jet is the third one manufactured under a contract with Russian Ministry of Defense and the first one manufactured by VASO this year. In accordance with the contract signed in May 2013, VASO must deliver 15 An-148-100E liners (basic version seating 75 passengers) to the Russian air forces by the end of 2017.

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