The first flight of Airbus’ second BelugaXL is celebrated by the flight crew that performed it (from left to right): Karl-Heinz Mai, Experimental Test Pilot – Captain for the flight; Michel Gagneux, Experimental Test Pilot; Gérard Maisonneuve, Test Flight Engineer; and Jaime Angoloti; Flight Test Engineer
Airbus’ no. 2 BelugaXL oversize airlifter takes to the skies for the first time, commencing its maiden flight from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport – which is adjacent to the company’s headquarters in southwestern France
The no. 2 BelugaXL – which performed its maiden flight on 15 April 2019 – will join a six-aircraft fleet that carries complete sections of Airbus aircraft from different production sites around Europe to the final assembly lines in Toulouse, France and Hamburg, Germany
Airbus’ next-generation oversize airlifter programme marked another key milestone with the successful first flight of the no. 2 BelugaXL, which took off from, and landed at, Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southwestern France
Airbus’ second of six next-generation BelugaXL oversize cargo airlifters – which performed its maiden flight on 15 April 2019 – stops for a “family photo” alongside one of the five in-service Beluga ST versions
Airbus’ no. 2 BelugaXL – which took off and landed at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southwestern France on its 15 April 2019 first flight – carried a four-person crew (from left to right): Karl-Heinz Mai, Experimental Test Pilot – Captain for the flight; Michel Gagneux, Experimental Test Pilot; Gérard Maisonneuve, Test Flight Engineer; and Jaime Angoloti; Flight Test Engineer
Kuniharu Ebina, Japan Civil Aviation Bureau Director General (at right), and Airbus Senior Vice President - Head of A350 Programme, Patrick Piedrafita, mark Japan’s issuance of the A350 XWB type certificate
With the largest cabin in its class, wide opening sliding door and roll-in stretcher capacity, the H160 is the next generation high intensive care helicopter ideal for long distances critical patient or incubator transport.
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