Tag: Beluga XL

First BelugaXL Successfully Completes Maiden Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute The first of five BelugaXL aircraft to fly has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac, France local time after successfully completing its first flight lasting four hours and 11 minutes. The crew in the cockpit on board this flight comprised: Captain Christophe Cail, Co-Pilot Bernardo Saez-Benito Hernandez and Test-Flight Engineer Jean Michel Pin. Meanwhile, monitoring the aircraft systems […]

Airbus BelugaXL Rolls Out of Paintshop

Reading Time: 1 minute The first BelugaXL has rolled out of the paintshop unveiling a special livery making it look like a Beluga Whale. The livery was one of six choices submitted to Airbus employees through a poll where 20,000 people participated. With 40% votes in favour, the smiley livery won. The BelugaXL will now undertake gound tests before […]

Designed For The Future: Sizing Up Airbus’ New Beluga XL Transporter

Reading Time: 2 minutes With development of the new Beluga XL airlifter, Airbus is creating a platform tailored to meet its evolving transport needs in the decades to come – particularly to support future production ramp-ups for the company’s range of modern single-aisle and widebody jetliners.  The Beluga XL programme was launched in November 2014, with this oversized transporter […]

New Transport Capacity For Airbus’ Industrial Network

Reading Time: 1 minute The first of Airbus’ five new Beluga XL airlifter “giants” will begin taking shape early next year, initiating the creation of a new jetliner fleet to transport complete sections of the company’s aircraft from production sites around Europe to final assembly lines in France, Germany and Spain. Beluga XL’s lower fuselage will be the same […]