The PJSC Beriev Aircraft Company (Russian: Таганрогский авиационный научно-технический комплекс им. Г. М. Бериева, lit.'Beriev Taganrog Aviation Scientific Technical Complex'), formerly Beriev Design Bureau, is a Russian aircraft manufacturer (design office prefix Be), specializing in amphibious aircraft.

Beriev Aircraft Company
Typejoint-stock company
Founded1934; 88 years ago (1934)
FounderGeorgy Beriev
HeadquartersHQ and production facilities at the South Taganrog Airport (Аэропорт Таганрог-Южный) - URRT, in the outskirts of Taganrog Taganrog 47°11′56.36″N 38°50′42″E / 47.1989889°N 38.84500°E / 47.1989889; 38.84500
Key people
Mikhail V. Grezin, Executive Director
Nikolay A. Lavro, Chief Designer
ProductsAircraft, primarily seaplanes
ParentUnited Aircraft Corporation

The company was founded in Taganrog in the 1934 as OKB-49 by Georgy Mikhailovich Beriev, and since that time has designed and produced more than 20 different models of aircraft for civilian and military purposes, as well as customized models. Today the company employs some 3000 specialists and is developing and manufacturing amphibious aircraft.

Pilots flying Beriev seaplanes have broken 228 world aviation records. The records are registered and acknowledged by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.


Georgy Mikhailovich Beriev founded the design bureau that bears his name at Taganrog in 1932. The traditional focus of the Beriyev Design Bureau has been the development of seaplanes for military and civilian use. The Bureau was moved to Krasnoyarsk in Siberia in 1942 to avoid destruction in World War II, and returned to Taganrog in 1945.[1] In November 1989 Beriev became the only defense industry enterprise to win the Prize for Quality awarded by the Soviet Government.[2]


Beriev Be-200, amphibian airplane


  1. ^ "Russian Defense Business Directory". Federation of American Scientists. US Department of Commerce Bureau of Export Administration. May 1995. Retrieved 21 July 2017.[permanent dead link]   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "Beriev Aircraft Company". Retrieved 2008-05-28.
  3. ^ Yefim Gordon: Soviet X-Planes. Midland Publishing, 2000, ISBN 978-1-85780-099-9

External linksEdit

  • Official site in Russian
  • US division
  • Beriev Aircraft Corp. in the Taganrog Business Directory