Beriev Aircraft Company to manufacture two Be-200 aircraft in 2014
Russian Aviaton » Monday October 27, 2014 18:56 MSK
Beriev Aircraft Company will manufacture Be-200 amphibian aircraft using its own production facilities for the first time over the last 15 years, deputy governor of Rostov Region Alexander Grebenshikov told RBC.
According to him, the enterprise plans to manufacture one or two aircraft of the type this year. The plant may start mass production of the aircraft next year. «If the output will reach 3-5 aircraft per year we may consider it as a mass production”, - Grebenshikov said.
The amphibian aircraft will be purchased by EMERCOM and Russian Ministry of Defense. Foreign countries have also shown interest in this aircraft. Deputy governor added that Be-200 was being manufactured by Irkut Corporation, however, the production was moved to facilities of Beriev Aircraft Company.
Be-200 is a Russian amphibious aircraft developed by Beriev Aircraft Company; it was being manufactured by Irkutsk Aviation Plant. In 2008 production of Be-200ChS aircraft was transferred to Beriev Aircraft Company’s production capacities. Some of the jet’s parameters are still unmatched. It is designed for firefighting.
Beriev Aircraft Company specializes in design and production of different versions of Be-200 jet, repair and upgrade of Tu-95MS, Tu-142MK (MZ, MP), Tu-142ME aircraft. It is part of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). In 2014 - 2018 the company should deliver 8-12 aircraft to Russian Ministry of Defense.
28,26% of the company’s registered capital is owned by Irkut Corporation, 30,39% - by Sukhoi Holding Company, 32,36% - by UAC, around 8% - by minority shareholders (individuals and legal entities). The company’s revenues for 2013 were 2,68 billion rubles, net loss - 887,4 million rubles.