First flight of M-345HET

Leonardo has flown its M-345HET jet trainer on Dec. 29. The aircraft took to the air from Venegono Superiore airfield with Quirino Bucci and Giacomo Iannelli at the controls.

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Julian Herzog [GFDL or CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The tandem-seat M-345HET is powered by a new Williams International FJ44-4M turbofan.

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