SIBILLE From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 487 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2982 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.....
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2860 times:
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!