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The Airbus Beluga XL (Airbus A330-700L) is a large transport aircraft due to enter into service in 2019.

 

Airbus A330 Beluga XL

The Airbus Beluga XL (Airbus A330-700L) is a large transport aircraft due to enter into service in 2019. It is based on the A330-200 airliner, to be the successor to the Airbus Beluga. The XL has an extension on the fuselage top like the Beluga. It is being designed, built and will be operated by Airbus to move oversized aircraft components.

With 30% more capacity than the existing Beluga, it will be able to carry two A350 XWB wings instead of one. The new aircraft will be 6 metres longer and one metre wider than the Beluga, and will be able to lift a payload six tons heavier.

 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. The A330 wings, main landing-gear, central and aft fuselage form a semi-built platform with few systems, without the aft upper fuselage while the upper central fuselage is cut off, facilitated by the metal construction. The enlarged freight hold is mounted in three months with 8,000 new parts on the junction line.

The unpressurised hold begins with the tail adapted by Spain's Aernnova and continues by building the upper fuselage with two side panels and a crown for each section, for a maximum diameter of 8.8m. Produced by Stelia Aerospace, its main freight door has 24 latches and the nose includes the cockpit while a four-seat courier section is supplied by Airbus. Its vertical stabiliser is 50% larger, it has auxiliary fins on the horizontal stabiliser two ventral fins beneath the empennage. It will operate at M0.69 up to 35,000ft over 2,300 nmi instead of the original 900nmi. Deharde Aerospace and the P3 group provide the upper fuselage while Aciturri produces the horizontal tail plane extension, auxiliary and ventral fins

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The aircraft's lower fuselage will be assembled on the A330 final assembly line, and then be moved to another facility for the year-long process of assembling the upper fuselage and the lowered nose fuselage. The first section has arrived in Toulouse in November 2016. Final assembly started on 8 December 2016.[9] The first large sections: one central and two lateral rear section panels, arrived on 12 April 2017 at the Toulouse Final Assembly facility (L34) from Aernnova’s factory in Berantevilla, Spain.

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Airbus A330 Beluga XL

The existing Belugas will not be withdrawn from service when the Beluga XL is introduced ; a mixed fleet is to operate for at least five years as the increased production rate of single-aisle aircraft requires the ability to move more parts The current Beluga fleet flew more than 8000 hours in 2017, doubled from 2014, but the five Beluga fleet is only at its half-life: another operator could use them for civil or military logistic applications.

Airbus A330 Beluga XL : Specifications

  • History

    Role Outsize cargo freight aircraft

    Manufacturer  Airbus

    First flight  Expected summer 2018

    Introduction  Expected 2019

    Status  Under development

  • Primary Users

    Primary user  Airbus Transport International

    Produced  2016-present

    Program cost  €1 billion (Development and production)

    Developed from  Airbus A330-200

     

  • General Info

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Airbus A330-700L Beluga XL

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The Airbus Beluga XL (Airbus A330-700L) is a large transport aircraft due to enter into service in 2019. It is based on the A330-200 airliner, to be the successor to the Airbus Beluga. The XL has an extension on the fuselage top like the Beluga. It is being designed, built and will be operated by Airbus to move oversized aircraft components.

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