The Beriev Aircraft Company formerly Beriev Design Bureau is a Russian aircraft manufacturer (design office prefix Be) specializing in amphibious aircraft. The company was founded in Taganrog in the 1934 as OKB-49 by Georgy Mikhailovich Beriev (born February 13 1903) 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.