French Ministry of Emergency Situations wants to lease Russian Be-200 amphibious aircraft. CEO and General Designed of Beriev Aircraft Company, Igor Garivadsky, stated it at a press-conference dedicated to the Gidroaviasalon-2014.
"Western customers are interested in Be-200 aircraft. France is not going to purchase these vehicles; the country wants to lease them", — he said.
Garivadsky added that negotiations on possible lease of these aircraft will be held in September 2014.