A Russian aviation company has conducted a maiden flight of a new forward-swept wing trainer aircraft.
The SR-10 is two-seat forward-swept wing trainer aircraft. It was earlier reported that 16 are to be produced however this cannot be verified.
On December 25th, the SR-10 made its first flight at an airfield near Vorotynsk, in the Kaluga Region, sdelanounas.ru website reported. It is understood that an initial engineering model was presented at MAKS-2009 airshow but in the following years the project encountered financial problems.
It was also reported maximum takeoff weight is 2,700kg. The forward-swept wing aircraft can also be powered with either a Soviet design AI-25TLSh engine or a modern Russian-made AL-55 gas-turbine jet engine making it attractive to nations using such technology.