Russia intends to have a prototype small supersonic transport ready for flight tests “as early as 2025,” says TsAGI, the Moscow-based central Aerohydrodynamic Research Institute. TsAGI is working on the design for a next-generation supersonic business/passenger aircraft (SBA/SPA) under a federally funded research program. Partners include Sukhoi and the Gromov Flight Test Center, with manufacturer Aviadvigatel, design bureau Lyulka and CIAM research institute on the engine ...

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