The plane took off from the airfield of the Flight Research Institute. MM Gromov in Zhukovsky near Moscow. Within two hours, the systems and equipment were tested according to the flight test program. The flight was successful, in full accordance with the flight task.
Currently, four aircraft participate in flight tests. Two more machines are involved in the ground-based experimental work - one is a complex ground stand, the other is undergoing static tests. In the second half of 2013, the fifth PAK FA will be connected to the flight test program, the assembly of which is being completed at the Komsomol branch of the Sukhoi company - KnAAZ them. Y.A. Gagarin.