After many-year work on military aircraft Irkutsk Aircraft
Production Association (IAPA) now pursues a course of
mastering civil aircraft production as well. The Association has
analysed the present aircraft requirements and made a decision
to build a multipurpose sufficiently economic aircraft of a wide
versatility in application.
The BE-200 aircraft can be effectively used for fighting forest
fires, to carry passengers and cargo, serve as an air
ambulance and search-and-rescue means, to patrol the 200-
mile economic zone, service geological survey parties and
expeditions, search for fish and sea ice conditions, detect oil
spots in the sea and water areas, etc. The aircraft can be easily
converted to fulfil different missions.
The combination of its capabilities with high flying performance
makes the BE-200 aircraft unique, having no rivals among
aircraft all over the world.