Moscow, Octoberá28. The fifth prototype ofáthe prospective 5tháŚ generation aviation complex (PAK FA, T-50) made its maiden flight ináKomsomolsk-on-Amur atáthe Y.A.Gagarin KnAAZ aircraft plant ofáthe Sukhoi Company. The plane was piloted by the 1st class test pilot Roman Kondratiev. The fighter aircraft spent 50áminutes ináthe air and landed safely onáthe factory airfield runway. The test flight was aásuccess and ináfull accordance with the flight plan. The stability ofáthe aircraft and the propulsion system were tested during the flight. The aircraft performed well ináall phases ofáthe planned flight program. The pilot confirmed reliability ofáall systems and equipment.
Upon completing the test flights program ináKomsomolsk the aircraft will join the flight tests ináthe city ofáZhukovsky near Moscow. Four 5tháŚ generation fighter aircraft have already joined these tests. Two more planes are involved ináground testsáŚ one asáaácomplex ground stand and the other undergoes static tests.
The first flight ofáthe PAK FAátook place onáJanuaryá29, 2010 ináKomsomolsk-on-Amur. Currently work isáunderway onáthe full range ofáground and flight tests. Toádate, more than 450 flights were carried out under the flight test program.