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F-GXLI — - Beluga XL3 first service flight arriving at Hawarden
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Beluga XL3 first service flight arriving at Hawarden


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serge LOTH
This plane seems to me a challenge to the aerodynamics laws... anyway lovely picture of this big whale..
B. L. Goodman
Great picture. What is this plane used for?
William Lucas
The first of these flew in 1995, based on an A300-600st. The nose hinges up at the front, you can see the line of it's opening in the photo. Used for extra large cargoes. NASA has some similar ones but with 4 prop engines called Guppies, for transporting large sections of spacecraft.
serge LOTH
@BL Goodman this plne is used by Airbus indusry to carry part of plnes from a factory to another one.. everywhere in Europe..or else. It is the little brother of the Guppy and SuperGuppy.. used for the same use.. I guess they have 747's in the States for similar uses.
Love the imaginative paint!
This Beluga XL is used for transportation aircraft fuselage or wings from Touluse to Hamburg-Finkenwerder or other manufacturing sites. It is powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 700. The design is derived from Airbus A330-300, the front part, due to airodynamic reasons from the A330-200.
Sure wish it would fly into KDSM. :-)
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
21-Sep-2023 A337Getafe Air Base ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 05:16PM CEST 08:04PM CEST 2:48
21-Sep-2023 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Getafe Air Base () 01:55PM CEST 03:08PM CEST 1:13
20-Sep-2023 A337Saint-Nazaire Montoir ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 05:41PM CEST 06:30PM CEST 0:49
20-Sep-2023 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Saint-Nazaire Montoir () 02:04PM CEST 03:57PM CEST 1:52
20-Sep-2023 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 10:16AM CEST 12:19PM CEST 2:03
19-Sep-2023 A337Bremen ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 06:09PM CEST 08:04PM CEST 1:54
19-Sep-2023 A337Hawarden ()Bremen () 02:17PM BST 04:33PM CEST 1:16
19-Sep-2023 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Hawarden () 11:46AM CEST 12:41PM BST 1:55
14-Sep-2023 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 11:54AM CEST 01:58PM CEST 2:04
14-Sep-2023 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 08:17AM CEST 10:29AM CEST 2:12
13-Sep-2023 A337Saint-Nazaire Montoir ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 04:20PM CEST 05:17PM CEST 0:57
13-Sep-2023 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Saint-Nazaire Montoir () 01:08PM CEST 02:52PM CEST 1:44
13-Sep-2023 A337Saint-Nazaire Montoir ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 10:00AM CEST 11:39AM CEST 1:39
11-Sep-2023 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Saint-Nazaire Montoir () 05:29PM CEST 07:16PM CEST 1:47
11-Sep-2023 A337Saint-Nazaire Montoir ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 01:56PM CEST 03:37PM CEST 1:41
11-Sep-2023 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Saint-Nazaire Montoir () 11:28AM CEST 12:20PM CEST 0:51
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