Licenses for the scientific-production association „AeroVolga“ are obtained from the Federal Industrial Agency of Russia for the working-up, production and repair of the dual-purpose aviation techniques of the normal category.
In September the scientific-production association „AeroVolga“ took part in the International Aviation Show of the Hydro Aviation in Gelendzhik. In the framework of the participation in the aviation show, flight factory tests were carried out in the offshore zone (bay of Gelendzhik). The plane LA-8 confirmed the declared characteristics in the taking-off and landing on the sea wave up to 0.5 meters.
August. Factory tests of the plane are carried out with more capacious engines Ì-337Ñ (250 h.p.) and two-blade propellers.
The plane confirmed the declared characteristics, and, in spite of the increased capacity up to 86 h.p., the fuel consumption an hour reduced thanks to a new fuel system of the engine.