September 26, 2019: Beriev's amphibious aircraft Be-200ES (serial number 21512) was presented at Teknofest Istanbul Aviation, Space and Technology Festival, which is the second biggest aviation event in the world. September 17-22 2019 the festival was held at Atatürk Airport by Turkey Technology Team Foundation and Ministry of Industry & Technology. It received 50 thousand applications from Turkey and 122 countries.
Be-200 was showcased to festival visitors both at the parking area and in demonstration flights, showing its manoeuvring possibilities and water drops.
The business program of Teknofest 2019 included talks between Beriev Aircraft Company
's representatives and Turkish decision-makers of profile departments and government institutions, as well as other foreign companies.
Earlier within the framework of the 14th International Aviation and Space Show MAKS-2019
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan got acquainted with modern models of Russian aviation technologies, including the multi-purpose amphibious aircraft Be-200, and September 10, 2019 Turkish delegation
led by the Minister of Agriculture & Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli (PhD) and Turkish Ambassador to Russia Mehmet Samsar visited the production site of Beriev Aircraft Company in Taganrog, manufacturer's service center, Be-200 trainer flight simulator and participated in the talks regarding on eventual sales of Be-200 amphibians to Turkey.
"We are currently in negotiations with government authorities and with private-sector firms interested in development of amphibious aviation. The outcome of the above-mentioned consultations would define key specifications of the model for Turkey. We look forward to take part in the tender procedure", noted Mr. Yuri Grudinin, General Director at Ilyushin Aviation Complex - Beriev
's holding company.
Press release courtesy of www.beriev.com