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Be-200

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Characteristics

  • Applications:

    passenger, air freight, rescue, search, for evacuation

  • Engine type:

    turbojet

  • Passenger capacity:

    21 + Pers.

  • Other characteristics:

    twin-engine, with wing floats

Description

The basic configuration of the Be-200 amphibious aircraft is indended for fighting the forest fires using the fire extinguishant fluids. While doing this, the aircraft can fulfill the following tasks:stop and restrain the spread of the big forest fires by developing the protecting strip due to multiple drops on the fire edge;extinguishing the small fire and fire which only starts to develop;delivery of fire brigades and fire extingushing equipment to the fire region by landing on preselected water area of aifield, and return to the base.A particular feature of the Be-200 aircraft, when compared with the other amphibians, is that it has fully pressurized fuselage, which allows to fulfill a lot of missions.The aircraft is fitted with flight/navigation and communication equipment allowing the navigation and flight control at all flight phases in adverse weather conditions at any season, day and night.Be-200 will be equipped with the new avionics complex ARIA-200 which meets the requirements of ICAO category III of joint Russian-American production by ARIA JV (Allied Signal Aerospace, USA and NIIAO, Russia).The interior for the Be-200 amphibious aircraft firefighting configuration is developed by AIM Aviation Fliteform. Passenger and combi configurations are on the list as well.While designing the Be-200 amphibious aircraft, the designers took into account the design experience and test results of the biggest jet amphibian A-40 "Albatross" which set 148 records.