June 27, 2005 - Dmitry Kozak, Presidential envoy to the Southern Federal District and Vladimir Choub, Rostov Oblast Governor
visited Taganrog on an official working visit.
The Russian President's special envoy for the Southern Federal District (includes Adygea Republic, Astrakhan Oblast, Chechnya Republic, Dagestan Republic, Ingushetia Republic, Kabardino-Balkaria Republic, Kalmykia Republic, Karachay-Cherkessia Republic, Krasnodar Krai, North Ossetia-Alania Republic, Stavropol Krai, Rostov Oblast, Volgograd Oblast), Rostov Oblast Governor and Mayor of Taganrog Nikolay Fedyanin visited several Taganrog production plants including Beriev Aircraft Corp.
executives toured Dmitry Kozak and Vladimir Choub around the company, examined the aircraft designed at Beriev Aircraft Company
, including the multipurpose amphibious aircraft Be-200 and the light amphibian Be-103.
After their visit to Beriev Aircraft Company
, Envoy Kozak, Governor Choub and Mayor Fedyanin made a familirialization flight on the multipurpose amphibian BE-200ES, landing on and taking off the water surface of the Gulf of Taganrog.
Victor Kobzev, General Director of Beriev Aircraft Corp.
reported to the Presidential envoy and to the Governor on the state of the company and its development prospects. Afterwards, Dmitry Kozak and Vladimir Choub were up-to-dated regarding creation and certification of Be-200 and Be-103 amphibians, and on the establishment of a new company that would be responsible for operation and service of these amphibious aircraft. The issues of infrastructure development, application and operation of amphibians in Rostov Oblast and in the Southern Federal District have also been discussed.
In perspective, the amphibians Be-200 and Be-103 may be used on regular airlines within the framework of the Southern Federal District, but also linking the cities of the Central part of Russia with the Black Sea coast of Caucasus (Kavkaz). Regular flights to Krasnodar, Sochi, Gelendzhik, Anapa, Makhachkala and other South Russia cities are planned.