Paris Air Show: Russian Water Bomber on Display

The new Beriev 202, a firefighting airplane performed a demonstration flight the first day of the Paris Air Show.  In past couple of years the Beriev Be-200 Altair has help fight massive forest fires in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Malaysia, Indonesia and Israel.  Due to Global Warming, there has been a growing threat of forest fires.  Beriev has has 26 confirmed orders in Russia and is seeking more at this weeks Air Show.  Beriev Be-200 was recently certified by Europe's aviation safety agency, and is now interested in breaking into the U.S. market.  Many of the United States air tankers are old converted military planes, which will need to be replaced in the next decade.  To read more on the Paris Air Show click here.

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