Up, up and away! Superjet 100 makes first test flight
The company says it took off from Russia's Far Eastern city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur and spent around an hour in the air before returning.
The plane's being built in co-operation with U.S. and European manufacturers. The price of a 95-seat model is around $US 28 million.
The company is also working on smaller and larger capacity versions.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 is seen as the only commercially viable Russian passenger plane currently being made.