Be-200 multipurpose amphibian is the latest development in the world of hydroaviation and the most advanced and capable airplane among amphibious aircraft. Based of hydro- and aerodynamic scheme of the world's largest amphibian А-40 Albatros, Bе-200 has adopted many unique characteristics from its forerunner. The basic model of the aircraft is intended for forest fire extinguishing, whilst design of the amphibian allows production of wide range of modifications for cargo lift, airline operation, shore line zones patrol, search-and-rescue operations and other missions. With its performance, Be-200 amphibian aircraft doesn't yield to similar land based aircraft possessing unique capability to take off and land both on land and on water.