G.M. Beriev TANTK has been provided with a balanced load until 2026.
Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko visited the Taganrog Aviation Scientific and Technical Complex named after G.M. Beriev (part of the transport aviation division of PJSC "UAC" of the Rostec State Corporation) as part of a working visit to the Rostov Region.
During a working meeting with the participation of Rostec Deputy General Director Alexander Nazarov, the head of PJSC UAC, Yuri Slyusar, spoke about the loading of the enterprise and the implementation of the instructions given following the meeting chaired by the Speaker of the Federation Council last year during a visit to the enterprise. At that time, the need to provide the plant with new orders for the supply of Be-200 in the interests of Russian departments, primarily the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, was discussed in detail. In addition, plans were discussed to create a special squadron of Russian amphibious aircraft that can be used to help fight forest fires in Russia, as well as in the framework of humanitarian missions in hot regions around the world.
"Over the past two seasons, Be-200 aircraft flew 3,600 hours in combat duty mode, made more than 3,000 water discharges, extinguished more than 2,300 fires. This is an extremely efficient and popular machine. Currently, two Be-200ChS amphibious aircraft are being built at TANTK to replenish the fleet of the EMERCOM of Russia. In addition, the production of two more vehicles has begun as part of the project to create a future special squadron. It is planned that it will consist of ten aircraft. In general, the already established production plans ensure a balanced load of TANTK until 2026. And taking into account the high interest in the aircraft on the foreign market, we hope that in the coming years, export orders can give the enterprise an additional load" – Yuri Slyusar said.
Beriev Tank Company is a leading Russian developer and manufacturer of amphibious aircraft. Since 2016, the company has been mass-producing Be-200 aircraft in the interests of Russian and foreign customers. A deep modernization of production facilities was carried out at the enterprise.
The Be-200ES is the world's only amphibious jet aircraft. It can take 12 tons of water on board. The aircraft has a high performance in terms of the number of water discharges in one hour. For one refueling, the aircraft is able to drop up to 270 tons of water on the fire center.