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Beluga

The unmatched airlifter for outsized cargo

Featuring one of the most voluminous cargo holds of any civil or military aircraft flying today, the Airbus Beluga offers a unique way to transport oversized air cargo.

With more than 20 years of reliable service, the Beluga (also known as the A300-600ST Super Transporter) is at the crossroads of Airbus’ aircraft programmes – carrying complete sections of Airbus aircraft from different production sites around Europe to the final assembly lines in Toulouse or Hamburg. 

The five-aircraft fleet of Belugas – operated by the Airbus Transport International (ATI) subsidiary – transports such components as fuselage sections, wings and tails for Airbus’ single-aisle A320 and widebody A330 Families, along with elements for the next-generation A350 XWB jetliner. 

Beluga airlifters play a key role in keeping Airbus’ production and assembly network operating at full capacity – with the fleet’s overall pace of operations growing to support production ramp-ups. 

In addition to serving the internal transportation needs of Airbus, ATI offers Belugas on a charter basis to third parties. ATI ensures a high level of customer satisfaction with loading, unloading, and delivery designed to be fast, safe, flexible, and reliable – as demonstrated by over two decades of successful operations throughout the world.