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Clement Charpentreau
Airbus BelugaXL completes vibration testing, prepares for taxiing

The first BelugaXL has passed the Ground Vibration Test (GVT), a requirement for certification of the aircraft that paves the way towards its maiden flight in summer 2018....


Sibile Simkeviciute
Airbus' new super-transporter beast - Beluga XL

Airbus is building a new version of super-transporter Beluga XL which will eventually replace manufacturer’s current fleet of A300-600ST Belugas in service since 1992. Airbus Beluga XL is set to enter into service in 2019....


Zivile Zalagenaite
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.  ...