"VASO completed the slipway Assembly of the first prototype of the wide-body long-haul passenger aircraft Il-96-400M, "RIA" Novosti " reports the press service.
They noted that the construction of the aircraft is planned to be completed by the end of 2020, after which the machine will be transferred to Ilyushin specialists for ground and flight tests.
"The first flight of the prototype is scheduled for 2021," the company said.
Recall, in June, the General Director of the aviation complex. Ilyushin Yury Grudinin said that in 2021, the company will start flight tests of the newest wide-body Il-96-400M, and the first production aircraft will be built in 2023-m.