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12 April 2017
Commercial Aircraft

BelugaXL hits the road

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BelugaXL_First large sections 1 Frédéric Lancelot - Master Fil
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12 April 2017

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The first large sections of Airbus’ next-generation transport aircraft – the BelugaXL – are transported to the final assembly facility in Toulouse, France

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12 April 2017

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This left-side panel of the BelugaXL's first large sections was transported from Aernnova’s factory in Spain

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12 April 2017

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Airbus' BelugaXL next-generation transport aircraft – for which the first large sections were delivered to Toulouse, France – was launched in November 2014 to address the transport and ramp-up capacity requirements for Airbus beyond 2019

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10 July 2017

BelugaXL Infographic

The first of five BelugaXL transport aircraft will fly in mid-2018 and enter into service in 2019

Summary

First large sections road convoy reaches final assembly hangar in Toulouse

Toulouse, 12 April 2017 – The first large sections of Airbus’ next generation new transport aircraft, the BelugaXL, have arrived at the aircraft Final Assembly facility (L34) in Toulouse. 
Following a five night long road convoy from Aernnova’s factory in Berantevilla, north eastern Spain, the panels (two laterals, one central) are required to complete the rear section of the BelugaXL. 
Together with further work packages built by various other partners, the sections will eventually form the first BelugaXL. The design concept of the aircraft is similar to the current Beluga with the cargo bay structure, the aircraft’s rear-end and tail being some of the sections newly developed. 
The BelugaXL was launched in November 2014 to address the transport and ramp-up capacity requirements for Airbus beyond 2019. The new oversize air transporters are based on the A330-200 Freighter, with a large re-use of existing components and equipment. The first of five BelugaXLs will fly mid-2018 and enter into service in 2019. 
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The first large sections of Airbus’ next-generation transport aircraft – the BelugaXL – are transported to the final assembly facility in Toulouse, France

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