The UAC – United Aircraft Corporation has announced that it flew the Sukhoi Superjet 100, which was assembled entirely from Russian-made parts.
The aircraft shown in the photo already has PD-8 turbofan engines instead of the SaM-146, which are now subject to embargo due to the fact that they are the result of a joint venture with European companies.
The flight lasted 54 minutes with takeoff and return from Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
TASS emphatically shows the world this achievement, saying that it managed to build a single-aisle aircraft only from Russian parts. Here the weight of the propaganda should be checked against the truth of this escape. The time for both documentary and practical changes takes time and only a year and a half has passed since the sanctions were imposed.