January 17-19, 2018. The president of Global Aviation Consulting Ltd. Mr. Giuseppe Spadaccini, vice president of the company Mr. Alessandro De Rosa, and captain Giordano Senesi - visited PJSC “Beriev”. Director for Foreign Economic Relations and Commercial Activities of PJSC “Beriev” Mr. M.D. Goncharov brought to the attention of the guests the information on the aircraft developed and manufactured by PJSC “Beriev”, as well as the main stages of their production.
As a result of the meeting, the Director General - General Designer of PJSC “Beriev” Mr. Yu.V. Grudinin signed with the Global Aviation Consulting Ltd. (registered in UK) a Memorandum of Understanding on the use of the Be-200ES amphibious aircraft for extinguishing forest fires in the Mediterranean region.
In addition, Global Aviation Consulting Ltd. intends to assist in the promotion of the Be-200ES amphibian to the European market and in the USA.
On January 12th, 2017 a UAC subsidiary PJSC “Beriev” delivered the first production amphibian Be-200ES to the EMERCOM of Russia. The aircraft named after the renowned naval pilot, the Hero of the Soviet Union, Alexander Razgonin, successfully passed the program of pre-delivery and acceptance tests, including takeoffs and landings on the Black sea, as well as water scooping and dropping.
21 December 2017 Board of Directors of CRAIC, the Chinese-Russian Joint Venture, acting as the Operator of CR 929, the Long-Range Wide-Body Aircraft program, approved the results of passed Gate 2. Key output at this stage is the engineering concept review.
On November 2, 2017, the MC-21-300 test aircraft performed the first flight from the airfield of Flight Research Institute n.a. M.M. Gromov (Zhukovsky city, Moscow region). The flight lasted more than three hours. The characteristics of stability and controllability were assessed at the altitudes varying from 6,000 to 12,000 meters. All aircraft systems operated normally.