The first export contract for the Beriev Be- 200 jet amphibian was signed on June 26. Chinese company Leader Energy Aircraft Manufacturing Co has ordered two aircraft with options for two more. This is a firm contract which followed the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between TANTK Beriev, the Be-200’s design authority and manufacturer and the Chinese company, during Air Show China at Zhuhai in November 2016.
In addition, to the two Be-200s, the Chinese company also ordered two Be- 103s propeller amphibians, and is settingup license production, a maintenance centre for amphibian aircraft and a training centre for pilots and technicians for the two types in China. Alexander Mladenov