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Airbus Seeks ETOPS Certification For The BelugaXL.

  • Source: Simple Flying, byChris Loh, February 6, 2021

Airbus’ specially-modified A330 aircraft known as the BelugaXL may soon be able to fly across the Atlantic as it pursues ETOPS certification. The whale of a plane is an evolution of the originally Airbus Beluga and is used to ferry aircraft components from Airbus’ manufacturing sites to final assembly facilities. The news comes from Beluga XL chief engineer Pascal Vialleton, who spoke at the Royal Aeronautical Society event on February 4th………

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Image: At the moment, three Beluga XLs are operational. An additional three are on the way for a total of six. Photo: Airbus

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