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Beluga XL  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 13 January 2020
Maiden Flight: 19 July 2018
Total Production: 5
Origin: France
Corporations: Aciturri, Aernnova Aerospace, Airbus*, Deharde Maschinenbau, Stelia Aerospace and Voith Turbo   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Airbus A300
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 12 May 1974
Total Production: 893
Family Members: Airbus A300, Airbus A300-600ST and Airbus A300F
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Description: The Airbus Beluga XL is an oversize air transporter derived from the A330 widebody airliner and intended to carry two A350XWB wings at a time. The new aircraft is one meter wider and six meters longer than the current Beluga air transporter. The Beluga XL will provide Airbus with an additional 30 percent air transport capacity through five aircraft. The Beluga XL program was launched in November 2014 and is expected to enter into service in 2019. The design concept is similar to the current Beluga, with the distinctive lowered cockpit, cargo bay structure, rear-end and tail being amongst the items which are newly developed.

Beluga XL Specifications

Number of Engines: 2
Cargo Compartment Height: 46 meter
Fuselage Diameter: 8 meter
Length: 63 meter
Wingspan: 60 meter
Max Range: 4,000 kilometer (2,160 nautical mile)
Cargo: 51,000 kilogram (112,434 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Beluga XL News

There are 7 news between
17 Jun 2015 and 13 Jan 2020
Monday, January 13, 2020Airbus Beluga XL Enters Service
Wednesday, November 13, 2019Beluga XL Awarded EASA Type Certification
Thursday, July 19, 2018First Beluga XL Successfully Performs Maiden Flight
Thursday, June 28, 2018Airbus Beluga XL Transport Aircraft Roll-Out
Tuesday, January 9, 2018Airbus Rolls Out First Beluga XL Super Transporter
Thursday, September 10, 2015Rolls-Royce Trent 700 Engines Selected for New Airbus Beluga XL Transporter
Wednesday, June 17, 2015Airbus Selects Major Aerostructure Suppliers for Beluga XL

Operators & Related Equipment


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Propulsion Systems
Trent 772x2
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