December 29, 2005 - the direction of the CAAC (The Civil Aviation Administration of China) completed the process of certificating of the light multipurpose amphibian BE-103. The Beriev
BE103 received Chinese certificate number VTC173A and it will be possible to start deliveries of planes to the first customers in China.
The amphibious aircraft BE-103 was developed with respect of aviation regulations AP-23, FAR-23, JAR-23 and has a Russian certificate of normal category. In 2003 the plane was certified according to regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration of the U.S.A., and in 2005 it received the airworthiness certificate in Brazil
. Beriev Aircraft Corp.
is in the process of negotiating new deals on its amphibians with other foreign customers.