Beluga XL

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....


Five behemoths: largest aircraft in the world

When, on April 13, 2019, the Stratolaunch made its first flight, it became the largest flying aircraft in the world. Or, to be precise, the largest by measured wingspan. Depending on what you measure ‒ wingspan, nose-to-tail length, overall size, etc. ‒ the “largest aircraft in the world” throne is highly competitive one, and here is the list of aircraft with legitimate claim to it....


Beluga XL makes maiden flight

Airbus new super-transporter Beluga XL made a maiden flight on July 19, 2018. The first test lasted four hours 11 minutes and ended at Toulouse-Blagnac, France at 14:41 hrs local time....


BelugaXL hits the road

Airbus announced that the first large sections of the next generation new transport aircraft, the BelugaXL, have arrived at the aircraft Final Assembly facility (L34) in Toulouse....


Airbus reveals more details about upcoming Beluga XL transporter

A large “bubble” airframe section added to the fuselage the Beluga XL’s diameter from 5.6 metres up to 8.8 metres....


Airbus to start assembling Beluga XL “giants” from 2017

The build-up process into the outsized Beluga XL​ airlifter will take approximately 12 months per aircraft....