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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Airliner Certified

MOSCOW () -- The new Tupolev Tu-204 twin-jet airliner, which Russia hopes to sell to foreign carriers, has received its airworthiness certificate, Postfactum news agency reported.

It said first deputy premier Oleg Soskovets took part in the ceremony Thursday with Tupolev officials in the central Russian town of Ulyanovsk, where the aircraft will be produced. Soskovets said domestic airlines had already ordered more than 65 of the medium-range jets.