The Beriev-200 is a twin-turbojet plane, based on the military Albatros. It has a high-mounted swept wing with engines mounted above the center wing section. T-tail and pressurized 2-step boat hull with conventional airliner-style pilot cabin conclude aircraft appearance. Hull is divided into separate watertight compartments, keeping it afloat even if any two adjacent compartments are flooded. Unlike existing competitors, Be-200 fuselage is fully watertight.
Retractable tricycle landing gear allows Be-200 to operate from class B airfields. In its amphibian form it can operate from water surface deeper than 2m and wave height 1.2m (sea state 3). Water taxi speed is up to 50km/h, controlled by the stern water rudder and/or engines trust variation. The standard Be-200 uses Ukranian built 73.6kN ZMKB Progress D-436Tengines. Location of engines and mounts design allows to accommodate almost any turbojet (or turboprop) powerplant of sufficient power. BMW-Rolls-Royce BR
-715-53 turbofan or Allison GMA-2100 turbofan are also considered as a custom option for production aircraft.
The aircraft has been designed and will be tested in conformity with FAR
-25 airworthiness standards which will ease its certification under the U.S. Federal Air Register and European Air Register. Aircraft is equipped by all-weather navigation system developed specifically for this airplane by Allied Signal and the Russian Institute of Navigation Equipment.
Be-200 is built at Irkutsk. This production complex built aircraft from almost every design bureau (mostly military). The first static specimen was delivered in March 1995. The second Be-200 for flight tests passed live tests of its electrical equipment and hydraulic and control systems. Be-200 differs from other amphibian aircraft by its multi-functionality (without negative impact on performance in any role).
Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations will be the main customer for Be-200. The Ministry is planning to buy 8 such aircraft by 2005. The aircraft will be used for search & rescue operations. The company is also in talks with companies in France, Greece, Algeria, Japan, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Australiaand other Pacific Rim states to mainly supply the fire-fighting versions of the Beriev-200.
Following roles may be performed:
Be-200ChS for Emergency Situations Ministry
Specifications / Basic Characteristics
Takeoff weight - 37200kg
Engine type D-436TP @ 2 X 7,500kgs thrust, kg
Maximum cruise speed - 710km/h
Economic speed - 600 km/h
Maximum range - 3600 km
Range with 6,500 kg load, 1850 km
Takeoff run (land/water), 640/820 m
Landing roll (land/water), 700/960 m
Crew - 2
Passengers/Attendant accommodation - 72/2
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