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Airbus BelugaXL enters service, adding XL capacity to the fleet

The BelugaXL has entered into service, providing Airbus with 30% extra transport capacity in order to support the on-going production ramp-up of commercial aircraft programmes. The aircraft, which is an integral part of Airbus’ industrial system, made its first operational flight on 9 January. This is the first of six BelugaXL to begin work alongside […]

Airbus puts a smile on its BelugaXL

“Now I can see the whales Looming out of the dark Like arrows in the sky I can’t believe my eyes But it’s true” The words of the French metal band Gojira could soon become a reality if you ever venture into the south-west of France. The first BelugaXL rolled out of Airbus paint shop […]

First BelugaXL transporter rolls off assembly line

The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France this month. Once operational, a fleet of these next-generation airlifters will be used to transport completed sections of Airbus aircraft among the company’s European production sites and to its final assembly lines in France, Germany and Spain. […]