Beriev - Be-200 multipurpose amphibious aircraft

Be-200

MULTIPURPOSE
AMPHIBIOUS AIRCRAFT

Be-200

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.

Apart from the basic - Firefighting version, the following aircraft versions will be manufactured:

· Transport;
· Passenger (Be-210);
· Search & Rescue
· Ambulance

The aircraft can also be developed in executive version.

Be-200 amphibious aircraft designing is based on FAR-25 requirements that will allow to facilitate the certification in compliance with FAA and JAA requirements.

On December 27, 2000 the Be-200 amphibious aircraft obtained the tpye noise certificate 118--200.

On August 10, 2001 the Be-200 obtained the type certificate for restricted category aircraft. 201--200.

Aircraft Performance
Maximum take-off weight, kg
37200
Maximum amount of water, kg
12000
Type of engines
    - take-off power, kgf
    - cruise power, kgf
D-436TP
2x7500
2x1500
Maximum flight altitude, m
8000
Maximum cruise speed, km/h
710
Economy cruise speed, km/h
600
Lift-off speed, km/h
220
Landing speed, km/h
185
Approach speed, km/h
200
Technical range with fuel reserve, km
3850
Average fuel consumption per 1 flight hour, kg/h
1500
Take-off distance (water/land), m
1000/700
Landing distance (water/land), m
1300/1050
Aquaplanning during water scooping, km/h
160-190
Water scooping time, s
14
Seaworthiness, sea state
up to 3
Wave height, m
up to 1.2
Water reservoir depth during operations
deeper than 2.0


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