Moscow, April 25
Troop pilot Flight Test Center. VP Chkalov made the first test flight on the PAK FA. The plane took off from the airport Flight Research Institute. Gromov in Zhukovsky near Moscow. During the two hours were working off of systems and equipment for the flight test program. The flight was successful, in full accordance with the flight plan.
Currently in flight tests involving four aircraft. In land-based experimental work has involved two cars — one is a comprehensive ground stand, the other passes a static test. In the second half of 2013 to the flight—test program will connect five PAK FA, the construction of which is completed in the Komsomol branch of the company "Sukhoi" — KnAAZ them. YA Gagarin.