Beriev rolls out first serial-produced Be-200Chs amphibious multirole aircraft

 

Published: Monday, 30 May 2016 15:06

The Beriev Design Bureau in Taganrog in south Russia has assembled the first serial-produced Beriev Be-200ChS amphibious plane, President of Russia’s United Aircraft-Manufacturing Corporation Yuri Slyusar said on Monday.

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What was produced in Irkutsk [in East Siberia] and what is being manufactured here, in Taganrog, are two different planes. This is an advanced plane with an improved airframe design and new equipment. The aircraft has been modified, considering operational specifics registered over these years,” Slyusar said during the plane’s first roll out.

The Be-200ChS amphibious plane will start undergoing trials in the imminent future. After that, it will be made operational with Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Earlier, the plane was assembled at the Aircraft-Manufacturing Plant in Irkutsk. A decision was made in 2018 to transfer its production to Taganrog.

It was reported earlier that the first out of six Be-200 amphibious planes currently under construction for Russia’s Defense Ministry would be delivered to the customer in late 2016.

A contract for the delivery of two baseline Be-200ChS aircraft and four Be-200PS planes without fire-extinguishing equipment to the Russian Defense Ministry was signed in 2013. The deal is worth 8.4 billion rubles ($127 million).

Beriev rolls out first serial produced Be 220Chs amphibious multirole aircraft 640 001Beriev rolled out the first upgraded Be-200Chs amphibious aircraft
(Credit: UAC)

Original post airrecognition.com

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