In October in Krasnoyarsk District of Samara Region the scientific-production association „AeroVolga“ started building its Airdrom-plant Complex for the production of LA-8 planes.
On the base of „AeroVolga“ preliminary flight and construction tests of the amphibian LA-8 are carried out by specialists of the flight-research instate named after Gromov. According to the results of the tests a conclusion is made: the plane is safe for the pilotage by a pilot with an middle level of preparation.
In August the amphibian LA-8 occupied a worthy place at the International Aviation-cosmic show MACS-2005. Factory tests preceding to this event showed an entire correspondence of the LA-8 to the declared flying and technical characteristics. The information on the LA-8 is published in the international hand-book «Jane's» (all the World's Aircraft 2005–2006)
At the sitting of the mock-up committee a certification basis is approved (according to AR 21,23). The plane LА-8 is acknowledged a corresponded one to the declared type.