COMMERCIAL AVIATION Airbus rolled out the first structurally complete Beluga XL airframe in Toulouse on Jan. 9. The modified A330-200 is expected to fly by mid-2018, and a fleet of five will transport completed aircraft sections between Airbus production sites and final assembly lines. Airbus has assembled the first A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex), a version of the reengined narrowbody that allows for higher seating capacity. First delivery is targeted for mid-2018. The ACF also serves ...

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