The basic configuration of the Be-200 amphibious aircraft is indended for fighting the forest fires using the fire extinguishant fluids. While doing this, the aircraft can fulfill the following tasks: ...
- stop and restrain the spread of the big forest fires by developing the protecting strip due to multiple drops on the fire edge;
- extinguishing the small fire and fire which only starts to develop;
- delivery of fire brigades and fire extingushing equipment to the fire region by landing on preselected water area of aifield, and return to the base.
A particular feature of the Be-200 aircraft, when compared with the other amphibians, is that it has fully pressurized fuselage, which allows to fulfill a lot of missions.
The aircraft is fitted with flight/navigation and communication equipment allowing the navigation and flight control at all flight phases in adverse weather conditions at any season, day and night.