Portugal To Sign For BE-200?
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4198 posts, RR: 33 Posted Mon Jun 12 2006 15:05:55 UTC (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2994 times:
Portugal's Ministry of Internal Administration and Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut have signed a contract under which Portugal will take a two-month lease on Russian amphibious aircraft Be-200 on July 1. The aircraft will be used for extinguishing forest fires. Irkut will provide the crew and will also service the aircraft. Portugal might eventually purchase four aircraft from Irkut
Source: Russian Transport Daily
PhotoLPPT From Portugal, joined Jul 2004, 567 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted
Mon Jun 12 2006 17:11:33 UTC (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2912 times:
That is correct, the Beriev will be based at Ovar Nato Airbase (LPOV - south of
OPO) and we hope not to see it too many times in action!
Last years' fire season was a disgrace!
Johnny From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted
Mon Jun 12 2006 17:25:32 UTC (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2894 times:
A fantastic and unique airplane!!!
Hope to see a lot of them all over the world!
Doug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3585 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted
Mon Jun 12 2006 17:46:49 UTC (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2866 times:
Well that makes more sense. I was wondering why the purchase of a king air 200 would be worthy of a thread start.
When in doubt, one B pump off
Jorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3153 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted
Mon Jun 12 2006 17:52:32 UTC (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2854 times:
Sure an impressive plane. Had the luck to see it at the ILA 2004 and 2006
Quoting Johnny ( Reply 2): Hope to see a lot of them all over the world!
Wouldn't be good if there are many needed.
BoeingBus From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1610 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted
Mon Jun 12 2006 17:56:05 UTC (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2851 times:
How about Evergreen's modfied 747 flyig the skies of Portugal???
Airbus or Boeing - it's all good to me!