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Russian MoD is also funding a version for naval operations.
Seeks to acquire package carrier TNT of The Netherlands for $4.8 billion
Decline blamed on global currency fluctuations, weakness in the oil sector and growing economic problems in Russia.
After initial checks of the fly-by-wire controls and engines, pilots took the aircraft to 43,000 feet and Mach 0.80 for performance tests.
Milestone aircraft also marked the 40th handover of a Signature Series Phenom 300 to the fractional aircraft provider.
Engine company's PW1100G now powering two Airbus narrowbodies
Ukraine's conflict with Russia has halted the supply of components built there.
An additional seven metric tons of max takeoff weight will give the A330 up to 500 extra nautical miles of range, or increased payload.
Twinjet sports Garmin G5000 integrated avionics, redesigned winglets and more efficient Honeywell TFE731-40BR engines.
Six prototypes are flying, with four more to come.