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Be-103  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): December 2001
Maiden Flight: July 1997
Total Production: ?
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Beriev and KnAAPO
Parent System: Be-103
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): December 2001
Maiden Flight: July 1997
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Beriev Be-103 is a light, amphibious, twin-engine, multi-purpose turboprop airplane designed to carry cargo and passengers, provide urgent medical aid, assist in firefighting, and environmental control of bodies of water. The aircraft can takeoff and landing based on both ground and water. Powered by two TCM-IO-360ES4 piston engines each rated at 210-hp and driving a three-blade propeller, the Be-103 is capable of flying at 3,000 meters of altitude and 210 kph on routes of 1,000 kilometers carrying up to five passengers or 368 kg of cargo. The airplane is being manufactured at KnAAPO aviation plant, Russia, which belongs to the Sukhoi aviation holding.

The Be-103 amphibious aircraft can operate with sea state 2 and wage heights of up to 0.5 meters at shallow waters of at least 1.25 meters of depth. With such characteristics the aircraft is suitable for operations at lake, rivers, water reservoirs and seas. Moreover, the Be-103 has been fitted with modern navigation and communication systems allowing flights at night and in adverse weather conditions. A weather radar is available as optional equipment.

So far, the Be-103 aircraft type has been certified in Russia (AP-23 standard December 2001), Europe, the United States (FAR-23 July 2003), Brazil (August 2005), China (December 2005) and is planned for certification in Canada. Beriev TANTK engineering company expects to sell many aircraft in the Latin America region following the Brazilian certification. As of September 2005, US-based customers had taken delivery of three Be-103s.

Be-103 Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 5
Area
Wing Area: 25.1 square meter (270 square foot)
Dimensions
Cabin Height: 1.23 meter (48 inch)
Cabin Length: 3.38 meter (133 inch)
Cabin Width: 1.25 meter (49 inch)
Height: 3.75 meter (148 inch)
Length: 10.7 meter (419 inch)
Wingspan: 12.7 meter (42 foot)
Performance
Ceiling: 5,020 meter (16,470 foot)
Landing Run Distance: 400 meter (1,312 foot)
Max Range: 1,070 kilometer (578 nautical mile)
Operational Altitude: 3,000 meter (9,843 foot)
Take Off Run Distance: 350 meter (1,148 foot)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 420 hp (313 kW)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 210 kph (113 KTAS)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 240 kph (130 KTAS)
Weight
Empty Weight: 1,834 kilogram (4,043 pound)
Fuel Load: 245 kilogram (540 pound)
Max Landing Weight: 2,270 kilogram (5,004 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 2,270 kilogram (5,004 pound)
Operational Weight: 1,902 kilogram (4,193 pound)
Payload: 368 kilogram (811 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Be-103 News

There are 2 news between
24 Nov 2006 and 23 Jan 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007China Orders Six Be-103 Amphibious Aircraft
Friday, November 24, 2006KnAAPO has preliminary requests for supply of over 100 new Su-80s to Russian and foreign companies

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