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Airbus A330-300 (F-WBXL)
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Airbus A330-300 (F-WBXL)



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Alan Brown
Great photo and the Beluga name fits well!
Baruch Klausner
I always wonder how this weird thing can fly
Doug Cook
Whole lotta thrust!
Leander Williams
I think this would be a great advertising slogan. 'If it fits into the belly of the whale, we'll transport it."
Congrats to the Airbus guy (gal?) who said: "It's not going to just 'blend in' anyplace; might as well paint it 'showy'! Excellent photo!
Gavin Hughes
Another happy plane takes to the air.
marylou anderson
Great livery!
ken kemper

An impressive photo of a most unusual aircraft.....
Superbe avion
Jesse Carroll
Hey Baruch, put enough horsepower on a brick and it will fly! Just sayin!
Robert Cowling
And the Shuttle Transporters. Carrying the shuttle on their back, and all the added structure to support that extra weight. I doubt they got enough lift out of the shuttle to make it even close to a wash. And the Dreamlifters. But the latter at least looks somewhat more like a traditional plane.

Aerodynamics would be an interesting profession.

I remember, as a kid, walking through a C-5A and thinking that was the largest plane ever. HUGE planes...

Beluga motto: If it fits, it ships. And just about everything will fit in that!

It's obvious what Boeing did (added a larger tube to a 747), what are the roots of the Beluga? It looks more like a purpose built plane rather than an altered existing design. Still, amazing....
Viv Pike
@ Robert Cowling.

" ... what are the roots of the Beluga? It looks more like a purpose built plane rather than an altered existing design."

Are you able to read? The caption says it all. Airbus A330.
Per Wiki ... " Its aft section is based on the A330-300 while its forward on the A330-200 for centre of gravity reasons, and the reinforced floor and structure comes from the -200F".
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
18-Jun-2021 UnknownNear ChalonsToulouse-Blagnac () First seen 13:33 CEST 14:47 CEST 1:14
18-Jun-2021 UnknownChalons Vatry ()Chalons Vatry () 12:34 CEST 12:57 CEST 0:23
18-Jun-2021 UnknownChalons Vatry ()Chalons Vatry () 11:16 CEST 11:24 CEST 0:08
18-Jun-2021 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Chalons Vatry () 09:26 CEST 11:01 CEST 1:35
17-Jun-2021 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 18:36 CEST 19:50 CEST 1:14
17-Jun-2021 UnknownNear IstresToulouse-Blagnac () First seen 13:45 CEST 15:13 CEST 1:28
17-Jun-2021 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Near Istres 12:06 CEST Last seen 13:44 CEST 1:37
16-Jun-2021 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 09:31 CEST 10:10 CEST 0:39
16-Jun-2021 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 09:06 CEST 09:15 CEST 0:08
15-Jun-2021 UnknownNear BalmaToulouse-Blagnac () 16:24 CEST 16:41 CEST 0:16
15-Jun-2021 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Near Balma 14:19 CEST Last seen 16:24 CEST 2:05
15-Jun-2021 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 10:24 CEST 10:41 CEST 0:16
15-Jun-2021 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Near Pau 09:13 CEST Last seen 09:50 CEST 0:37
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