The first serial AN-148-100B regional jet built by Voronezh aircraft building JSC has performed its maiden flight.

During the 41min in-air test, the characteristic speed, stability and control of the aircraft were evaluated.

The AN-148 reached a maximum altitude of 5,000m, at speeds of up to 550km/h at a take off weight of 33t.

The jet will take 21 more flight tests that include six flights on a programme of serial manufacture, nine certification and six acceptance flights.

Once the tests are completed, the aircraft will be delivered to Rossiya state transport company.