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World's Strangest-looking Airplane? New Airbus 'beluga' Takes Flight by guuudy87(m): 1:23am On Jul 20, 2018
Airbus completed the maiden flight of its massive new BelugaXL transport aircraft on Thursday, debuting the plane in front of a crowd of more than 10,000 near the company’s headquarters in Toulouse, France.

Airbus’s oddly shaped jet – named for its resemblance to the whale of the same name – is the first of five that Airbus expects to build by 2023. The jets will be used to phase out the existing BelugaST models that the company uses to shuttle large aircraft pieces to its assembly centers.

The first flight of the new AirbusXL took off from the Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France at 2:24 p.m. local time, flying for 4 hours and 11 minutes before returning to land at the same airport.

Next up for the plane is a 10-months of flight testing that should lead to the BelugaXL’s certification. If all goes as planned, Airbus hopes to put the first BelugaXL into service sometime next year.

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/07/19/airbuss-new-beluga-xl-completes-maiden-flight/802787002/

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Re: World's Strangest-looking Airplane? New Airbus 'beluga' Takes Flight by sassysure: 1:28am On Jul 20, 2018
It look very beautiful. Just like a whale.


And the phased out ones will find their way into Nigerian the next 20yrs.

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Re: World's Strangest-looking Airplane? New Airbus 'beluga' Takes Flight by Nobody: 1:53am On Jul 20, 2018
sassysure:
It look very beautiful. Just like a whale.


And the phased out ones will find their way into Nigerian the next 20yrs.


Smh

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Re: World's Strangest-looking Airplane? New Airbus 'beluga' Takes Flight by Samuelscott: 2:02am On Jul 20, 2018
sassysure:
It look very beautiful. Just like a whale.


And the phased out ones will find their way into Nigerian the next 20yrs.

Hmmmm

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Re: World's Strangest-looking Airplane? New Airbus 'beluga' Takes Flight by Dabigbroda(m): 3:24am On Jul 20, 2018
ok
Re: World's Strangest-looking Airplane? New Airbus 'beluga' Takes Flight by 1899Milan: 5:06am On Jul 20, 2018
Giant Strides being made all over yet my dear Nigeria still de struggle with electricity generation/distribution. I hope we get there someday soon, it'd be nice as we don too suffer.
Re: World's Strangest-looking Airplane? New Airbus 'beluga' Takes Flight by troublemakea(m): 6:04am On Jul 20, 2018
sometimes you do wonder why this sets of people keep advancing while Africa in general seems cursed

Obama is an example as to why africa origin is cursed
Re: World's Strangest-looking Airplane? New Airbus 'beluga' Takes Flight by jhorjhor: 7:43am On Jul 20, 2018
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Re: World's Strangest-looking Airplane? New Airbus 'beluga' Takes Flight by MrBrownJay1(m): 8:19am On Jul 20, 2018
these cargo planes makes plenty of sense... they are so big you can fit huge plane parts in them

Re: World's Strangest-looking Airplane? New Airbus 'beluga' Takes Flight by Emeks008(m): 8:26am On Jul 20, 2018
Whao. Look beautiful
Re: World's Strangest-looking Airplane? New Airbus 'beluga' Takes Flight by giftedheart1(m): 8:41am On Jul 20, 2018
it reminds me of one of my classmates...we call him HEADWARD....
Re: World's Strangest-looking Airplane? New Airbus 'beluga' Takes Flight by YabaLeftist: 8:47am On Jul 20, 2018
Looks like a dolphin.

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Re: World's Strangest-looking Airplane? New Airbus 'beluga' Takes Flight by frowland(m): 8:49am On Jul 20, 2018
sassysure:
It look very beautiful. Just like a whale.


And the phased out ones will find their way into Nigerian the next 20yrs.


Dolphins you mean to say?

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