Beluga

Airbus Beluga makes first flight in UK using sustainable fuels

Airbus announced it was extending sustainable aviation fuels to Beluga operations in the UK....


Airbus to make Beluga XL transatlantic, retire old Belugas

Airbus is going to retire A300-600ST transporters as Beluga XL versions arrive, while seeking ETOPS approval to make them transatlantic....


Next Airbus BelugaXL getting ready for service

Another Airbus next-generation super transporter with a smiling whale face, BelugaXL, is getting ready to begin regular operations for the European manufacturer. ...


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....


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....


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.  ...