Sukhoi's S-80 twin-turboprop utility aircraft is to fly in early 1999. The first airframe has been completed at KnAAPO in Komsomolsk-on-Amur and sent to SibNIIA in Novosibirsk for structural load testing. Two more prototypes are being assembled at KnAAPO. The aircraft can seat up to 25 passengers.

Source: Flight International