The baseline design of Be-200 amphibious aircraft is intended for aerial wildfire-fighting using water or fire-extinguishing liquids. This includes the following objectives:
Stopping the spread, and containment, of moderate and large forest fires by creating a barrier with multiple drops of an extinguishing fluid at the edge of the fire;

The elimination of small and newly-started forest fires; the delivery of firefighting teams and equipment to disaster areas with landing on a preselected water surface or airfield, and subsequent extraction.

Additionally, the airplane can perform:

- passenger transportation;
- search-and-rescue work;
- environmental monitoring;
- patrolling of exclusive economic zones and sea boundaries.