Airbus BelugaXL Achieves First Flight

PARIS–Airbus’ first BelugaXL took its first flight, paving the way for a 10-month flight-test certification campaign and a planned entry into service next year. The BelugaXL took off from Toulouse, where Airbus is based, at 10:30 a.m. local time on July 19, the manufacturer said. The aircraft, with...
Helen Massy-Beresford

Based in Paris, Helen Massy-Beresford covers European and Middle Eastern airlines, the European Commission’s air transport policy and the air cargo industry for Aviation Week & Space Technology and Aviation Daily.

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