The Berieva Aviatsionnyi Kompaniya (Beriev Aviation Company) designed the Beriev Be-200, an amphibious multipurpose turbofan aircraft. The Rᴜssɪᴀn Irkutsk Aircraft Production Association (IAPO) was in charge of the program’s production engineering development phase. The aircraft made its initial flight in 1998, and at the 1999 Paris Air Show, the west got its first glimpse of it.
The multirole aircraft can be set up as a water drop fireғɪɢʜᴛing aircraft, a passenger plane, or a freighter. The plane can also be configured for unique tasks, such as serving as an air ambulance for a crew of medical professionals or 30 stretcher patients. The aircraft is outfitted with searchlights, sensors, and a variety of medical supplies for use in search and rescue missions.
The single-step hull’s high length-to-beam ratio and stability on the water as well as during landing and takeoff add to the aircraft’s controllability. Alloys made of lithium and aluminum make up the hull. Underwing stabilizer floats are installed in the wings.
The layout of the cabin might be either passenger-only, freight-only, or both. The passenger cabin can be set up with up to 66 seats in the tourist class or 10 to 32 seats in first and business class. The plane can carry up to 7,500kg of cargo in its cargo configuration. 19 passengers and up to 3,000kg of freight can be carried in the mixed passenger/cargo arrangement. The cargo door, which is 1.70m high by 2.00m wide, makes it simple for large loads to enter. Nine freight containers can fit inside the cabin.
Let’s take a look at the Be-200 Amphibious Aircraft in the video below:
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