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    Two Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional passenger aircraft are due to undergo flight tests in mountainous conditions in Armenia, a Russian deputy prime minister said on Saturday during a two-day visit in Yerevan.

    YEREVAN, May 16 (RIA Novosti) - Two Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional passenger aircraft are due to undergo flight tests in mountainous conditions in Armenia, a Russian deputy prime minister said on Saturday during a two-day visit in Yerevan.

    "In July they [the aircraft] will fly to Armenia to undergo flight tests in high mountainous conditions," said Sergei Ivanov.

    Ivanov said that Armenia's national airline, Armavia, would be the first country to receive the Superjet 100.

    A Sukhoi Civil Aircraft spokesperson earlier said the company had received some 98 orders, including 30 from Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot and 10 from Italian companies.

    The Superjet 100 project is a family of medium-haul passenger aircraft developed by Sukhoi in cooperation with U.S. and European aviation corporations, including Boeing, Snecma, Thales, Messier Dowty, Liebherr Aerospace and Honeywell.

     

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