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Safran, UEC to re-engine Beriev Be-200

30th May 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Safran Aircraft Engines and Russia's UEC Saturn have signed a framework agreement to re-engine the Beriev Be-200 fire-fighting aircraft, the company announced on 25 May.

The aircraft will be powered by the SaM146 turbofan engine developed and produced by PowerJet, a 50/50 joint venture company between Safran Aircraft Engines and UEC Saturn.

The multi-role Beriev Be-200 supports missions including maritime surveillance, fire-fighting, passenger transport and humanitarian relief. According to the company, the Be-200 is the first aircraft of this type to be fitted with two jet engines located over the wings to reduce the risks of water projection during fire-fighting operations.

Alexander Artyukhov, director general of UEC, said: ‘This partnership is a new opportunity to develop our synergies with Safran Aircraft Engines. Along with our French partner we have defined a very clear road map, allowing us to start the development of a new version of the SaM146 that will meet the requirements of the Beriev-200.’  

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