Airbus BelugaXL high-capacity transports started operating

Airbus has started operating the first of the six BelugaXL high-capacity transports it is building to facilitate production ramp-up.

EASA certification was secured in November 2019, following a test campaign of more than 700h across some 200 flights since the first in July 2018.

Publisher: Flight Global
Date: 2020-01-14 16:00:15.385
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Two months after the Airbus BelugaXL gained European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) type certification, the OEM’s first whale-shaped oversized air transport entered service, the company announced Monday. Airbus plans to introduce a further five BelugaXLs by 2023, providing the European airframer the much-needed extra transport capacity it needs to support the ongoing production ramp-up of its commercial aircraft programs. The company delivered 863 aircraft to 99 customers in 2019, outpacing its previous output record set in 2018 by 8 percent and marking the 17th yearly production increase in a row,’according to the company. Its backlog at the end of 2019 stood at 7,482 aircraft.’

Publisher: Aviation International News
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Airbus’ whale-themed BelugaXL cargo plane officially enters service

Airbus’s smiling, huge aircraft, the BelugaXL, officially entered service on Monday as a cargo plane designed to carry large aircraft parts.

The bizarre-looking BelugaXL is the largest version of the plane named for its similarity in shape with the beluga whale ‘ both are white with large, bulbous heads.

Publisher: Traveller
Date: 2020-01-14T16:44:00+1100
Author: Craig Platt
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First of six Airbus BelugaXL aircraft enters commercial service

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Publisher: Aerospace Technology
Date: 2020-01-14T11:41:13+00:00
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