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F-GXLI — - Beluga XL3 first service flight arriving at Hawarden
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Beluga XL3 first service flight arriving at Hawarden


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serge LOTH
This plane seems to me a challenge to the aerodynamics laws... anyway lovely picture of this big whale..
B. L. Goodman
Great picture. What is this plane used for?
William Lucas
The first of these flew in 1995, based on an A300-600st. The nose hinges up at the front, you can see the line of it's opening in the photo. Used for extra large cargoes. NASA has some similar ones but with 4 prop engines called Guppies, for transporting large sections of spacecraft.
serge LOTH
@BL Goodman this plne is used by Airbus indusry to carry part of plnes from a factory to another one.. everywhere in Europe..or else. It is the little brother of the Guppy and SuperGuppy.. used for the same use.. I guess they have 747's in the States for similar uses.
Love the imaginative paint!
This Beluga XL is used for transportation aircraft fuselage or wings from Touluse to Hamburg-Finkenwerder or other manufacturing sites. It is powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 700. The design is derived from Airbus A330-300, the front part, due to airodynamic reasons from the A330-200.
Sure wish it would fly into KDSM. :-)
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
28-May-2024 A337Nantes Atlantique ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 03:57PM CEST 05:45PM CEST 1:48
28-May-2024 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Nantes Atlantique () 11:16AM CEST 01:01PM CEST 1:44
27-May-2024 A337Saint-Nazaire Montoir ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 05:55PM CEST 07:36PM CEST 1:40
27-May-2024 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Saint-Nazaire Montoir () 03:33PM CEST 04:33PM CEST 1:00
25-May-2024 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 10:12AM CEST 12:11PM CEST 1:59
24-May-2024 A337Nantes Atlantique ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 04:32PM CEST 06:21PM CEST 1:48
24-May-2024 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Nantes Atlantique () 11:25AM CEST 01:17PM CEST 1:51
23-May-2024 A337Hawarden ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 05:47PM BST 08:12PM CEST 1:25
23-May-2024 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Hawarden () 03:26PM CEST 04:21PM BST 1:55
22-May-2024 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 04:07PM CEST 06:11PM CEST 2:04
22-May-2024 A337Saint-Nazaire Montoir ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 11:13AM CEST 01:03PM CEST 1:50
22-May-2024 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Saint-Nazaire Montoir () 08:45AM CEST 09:38AM CEST 0:53
21-May-2024 A337Saint-Nazaire Montoir ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 03:42PM CEST 04:37PM CEST 0:54
21-May-2024 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Saint-Nazaire Montoir () 12:26PM CEST 02:17PM CEST 1:51
21-May-2024 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 09:16AM CEST 11:15AM CEST 1:58
18-May-2024 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 11:21AM CEST 01:28PM CEST 2:06
17-May-2024 A337Hawarden ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 05:44PM BST 08:11PM CEST 1:26
17-May-2024 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Hawarden () 03:38PM CEST 04:27PM BST 1:48
17-May-2024 A337Saint-Nazaire Montoir ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 12:50PM CEST 01:48PM CEST 0:57
17-May-2024 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Saint-Nazaire Montoir () 09:47AM CEST 11:39AM CEST 1:52
16-May-2024 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 04:10PM CEST 06:16PM CEST 2:06
16-May-2024 A337Getafe Air Base ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 01:54PM CEST 02:49PM CEST 0:55
16-May-2024 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Getafe Air Base () 10:48AM CEST 12:03PM CEST 1:15
15-May-2024 A337Hawarden ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 02:34PM BST 05:30PM CEST 1:56
15-May-2024 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Hawarden () 12:43PM CEST 01:12PM BST 1:28
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