The second serial fighter Su-57 made its first flight over Komsomolsk-on-Amur. According to local social networks, "the second first Su-57" took to the skies for the first time and successfully landed.
According to the report, the first flight of the serial Su-57 took place at the KnAAZ airfield (Komsomolsk-on-Amur aviation plant). Earlier, the aircraft plant promised that the plane would take off by the end of October. The transfer of the fighter to the Ministry of Defense will take place before the end of the year.
In social networks, this Su-57 was called "the second first serial", since the first serial fifth-generation fighter from an installation batch of two aircraft for the Russian Aerospace Forces crashed on December 24, 2019 during a test flight. After this incident, all flights of the Su-57 were suspended.
Currently, KnAAZ is fulfilling a 2019 contract for the supply of the Russian Aerospace Forces of 76 Su-57 fighters to equip three aviation regiments. The start of deliveries of aircraft under this contract is scheduled for 2021, completion is planned for 2027.
As previously reported, the first production fighters will go to the troops with the engine of the first stage, and it is planned to receive the Su-57 equipped with the engine of the second stage from 2025.