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Why No More Beriev Be-200?  
User currently offlineSIBILLE From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 482 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

Once again, I'm going to talk about a Russian aircraft and I know informations a often hard to find.
It seems Beriev Be-200 are strongly used in western Europe to fight against fire (Greece,Spain...) and I wonder why these countries which need them more and more years after years don't buy some of them (even USA) as Canadairs are now old.
I also wonder why this aircraft has no sale as a passenger aircraft as it's avaible in passenger configuration. A few years ago, they wanted to create a new airline to link islands in Greece with a passenger Be-200 but I'm still waiting.....

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User currently offlineCygnusChicago From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 758 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

While it's a great aircraft, I think the amphibious plane is largely (but not completely) dead in the West. Add to this a slight mistrust of Russian technology and you have the answer, unfortunately.


If you cannot do the math, your opinion means squat!
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

Hi!

Portugal "Protecção Civil" is using during this season two BE-200's to fight the fires that - Thank God- are very few this year. The airplanes involved are; RA-21516 and RA-21517! They are doing a nice work over here but it's been a fairly calm season...very sad to see that in Greece things are going very bad! I hope our friends from Greece recover from that in a good way...I understand that very well, in Portugal 2003, 2004 and 2005 were bad years to our countries!
Regards


User currently offlineSIBILLE From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 482 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

Does someone know how many of them have been built and how many are in active service?

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