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First Venezuelan-made Single-Engine Aircraft Passes Test Flights without Major Incidents

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first Venezuelan-made aircraft concluded its test flights on Saturday, November 21th, without major incidents, the deputy minister of air transportation, Ramon Velasquez Araguayan, announced.

"The aircraft took to the skies, with a perfect takeoff and landing," Velasquez said in a video posted to Twitter, referring to the SIBO-100 prototype named in tribute to the national hero Simon Bolivar.

"Today we completed the test flight of the SIBO-100 ... in honor of the centennial of our military aviation," added Velasquez, who also serves as president of the Venezuelan consortium Industrias Aeronauticas y Servicios Aereos . . .

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