The state began testing a new Tu-214ON created for the project "Open Skies", reported in Thursday's United Aircraft Corporation.
In the framework of the state tests is planned for 33 flight, followed by a Tu-214ON will be held acceptance flights and preparation for the handover.
It is reported that the Tu-214ON already made flight development and certification tests, and tests of complex airborne air surveillance.
The second board on the project "Open Skies" is now at the stage of final assembly on the production floor, and will soon be handed over to the flight test station businesses for flight tests.
Recall flight tests of the Tu-214ON which is including for the conduct of legitimate intelligence from the air, were completed in Kazan at the end of 2011. Test pilots of "Tupolev" completed 24 test flights on it and praised the car.
Production of the Tu-214ON conducted by CAPO them. Gorbunov to order of "Radio Engineering Corporation" Vega ". This modification of the aircraft was developed by the design office of JSC "Tupolev".
Tu-214ON designed for inspection flights in the framework of the Treaty on Open Skies. The aircraft is equipped for aerial devices and allows air to get acquainted with the military infrastructure of other countries and to track changes in order to maintain peace.
The Open Skies Treaty was adopted March 24, 1992 in the city of Helsinki 27 states — participants of the OSCE. In Russia, the treaty was ratified in May 2001. Now the countries — participants of the contract 34. The Tu-liners 214ON replace the Tu-154 and An-30, which are now carried out inspection flights, solving important national problems.