OREANDA-NEWS  The Tu-214 aircraft, which will be used as a "flying laboratory", made its first flight after airworthiness was restored. This was told in the Rostec state Corporation.

"The Flying Laboratory will be used to test a number of components and components of systems and avionics under the full import substitution program, as well as for the modernization and further development of the Tu-214 platform," the message says.

The flight took place at the airfield of the Kazan Aviation Plant named after Sergei Gorbunov. The plane was piloted by the crew of the Tupolev company. During the flight at an altitude of up to 10,000 meters, which lasted 1.5 hours, the necessary checks of all systems and on-board equipment were carried out. The pilots noted that the flight took place normally.