Airbus has consistently expanded production rates of its various aircraft programs over the past 20 years. What has not changed yet is its system of component transport by air. Now that system is in dire need of upgrading. The manufacturer has been operating a unique fleet of modified Airbus A300-600s known as the Belugas. But 20 years after the first flight and 15 years after the last delivery of the first-generation Beluga, Airbus is launching the second generation of the outsize cargo ...

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