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Airbus BelugaXL Hits The Road

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Airbus BelugaXL Hits The Road

Airbus BelugaXL Hits The Road
April 12
08:51 2017

MIAMI – The first large sections of Airbus’ next-generation new transport aircraft, the BelugaXL, have arrived at the aircraft Final Assembly facility (L34) in Toulouse.

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Road convoy of first large sections of the BelugaXL arrived in Toulouse, France

Following a five-night long road convoy from Aernnova’s factory in Berantevilla, North Eastern Spain, the panels (two laterals, one central) are required to complete the rear section of the BelugaXL.

Together with further work packages built by various other partners, the sections will eventually form the first BelugaXL. The design concept of the aircraft is similar to the current Beluga with the cargo bay structure, the aircraft’s rear-end and tail being some of the sections newly developed.

Left side panel of the large sections of the BelugaXL transported from Aernnova’s factory in Spain

Left side panel of the large sections of the BelugaXL transported from Aernnova’s factory in Spain

The BelugaXL was launched in November 2014 to address the transport and ramp-up capacity requirements for Airbus beyond 2019. The new oversize air transporters are based on the A330-200 Freighter, with a large re-use of existing components and equipment. The first of five BelugaXLs will fly mid-2018 and enter into service in 2019.

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