July 26, 2021: the 15th International Aviation and Space Show MAKS-2021 was traditionally held near Moscow, Russia on Zhukovskiy air field July 20-25, 2021.
Despite the constraints imposed by COVID-19, 135 thousand people attended the event. There were 831 companies from 56 countries. The total value of contracts signed at MAKS-2021 is estimated to reach 265 billion roubles.
Beriev Aircraft Corp.
participated in MAKS-2021 as part of the United Aircraft Corporation. Beriev's booth represented information on current and prospective projects of the Company including amphibious aircraft Be-200, Be-103, and its modifications.
The conference under the auspices of UAC entitled "The Value of Aircraft in Combating Forest and Man-Caused Fires" was held in the framework of MAKS-2021 on July 22. Among the participants, there were Beriev
's experts and representatives of states that often suffer from seasonal forest fires, such as Chile, Mexico, Iran, and Turkey.
The opportunities of Russian aircraft manufacturing in the field of fire-fighting (airplanes, helicopters, and drones) were reviewed at the conference.
It is important that Russian multipurpose amphibians BE-200ES had already been involved into fire-fighting in Turkish Republic. Two BE-200ES had taken preventive measures to combat forest fires in June 2020
, and a BE-200ES had participated in the first fire-fighting mission in October 2019