Beriev Be-200

  • CountryRussia
  • TypeFirefighting and multirole amphibian
  • PowerplantsTwo 73.6kN (16,550lb) ZMKB Progress D436T turbofans.
  • PerformanceMax speed 720km/h (388kt), max cruising speed 700km/h (377kt). Max initial rate of climb 2755ft/min. Service ceiling 36,090ft. Range with 66 passengers 900km (486nm), with 12 passengers in a corporate configuration 3200km (1727nm), with 3000kg (6614lb) freight payload 2500km (1350nm). Range with max fuel 3850km (2078nm).
  • WeightsMax takeoff 37,200kg (79,365lb).
  • DimentionsWing span (over winglets) 32.78m (107ft 7in), length 32.05m (105ft 2in), height 8.90m (29ft 3in). Wing area 117.4m2 (1264.2sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. In firefighting configuration can uplift 12 tonnes (26,460lb) of water. Alternative seating for 68 economy class, or 10 to 32 first class passengers, with a seating pitch up to 102cm (40in). Ambulance configuration seats seven medical attendants and 30 stretcher patients. Can carry 8 tonnes (17,635lb) of freight in cargo configuration.
  • ProductionAt late 1998 five firm orders were held.

The Beriev Be200 plane controlled multirole land and water proficient is focused around the bigger military A40 Albatross.

Beriev has far reaching background in building huge land and/or water capable airplane. The turboprop ASW Be12 Tchaika was implicit decently substantial numbers from the mid 1960s (approx 150) for the Soviet war fleet. The Be42 Albatross stream then (which has the NATO reporting name `mermaid') first flew in model structure in December 1986 and is continuously produced for the Russian war fleet for oceanic observation and ASW.

The Be200 is focused around the Be42 and it utilizes a large portion of the configuration gimmicks and innovations produced for the Be42, however is littler general and intended for common parts, specifically firefighting. Aeromechanically the Be200 is very much alike to its bigger ancestor, with the same general extents. The all metal body outline is focused around the Be42's, and the Be200 has a gently cleared wing with winglets, above fuselage mounted turbofan motors and a cleared Ttail.

The airframe is reinforced to adapt to the requests of water operations and firebombing and there is some utilization of cutting edge aluminum lithium combinations. The two group flightdeck characteristics an Aria2000 EFIS flight suite (ARIA is a cooperation between the Russian aeronautics examination organization and Alliedsignal). The Aria2000 suite incorporates master firefighting capacities including a programmed glidescope and water source/drop zone memorisation.

Configuration deal with the Be-200 started in 1989. It is continuously created via Betair, a cooperation in the middle of Beriev and Irkutsk in focal Russia where the air ship will be fabricated, Swiss organization ILTA Trade Finance, which is giving promoting and financing backing, and different accomplices.

The Be200 is constantly assembled to meet western accreditation prerequisites. After various deferrals the first flight occurred on September 24 1998 from Irkutsk Aviation Production Organization's runway in Irktusk, Siberia.

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