Browsing Tag: Beluga ST

So meta. The current Beluga hauling Beluga XL parts.

So meta. The current Beluga hauling Beluga XL parts

When living large is just not good enough, you need to live XL – Beluga XL that is!

Airbus is in process of upgrading their “oversize cargo airlifter” and recently shared some photos of its progress. The new model will replace the five current Beluga STs (for Super Transporter) that are used to fly aircraft parts around Europe to Airbus final assembly sites in Hamburg and Toulouse.

A mock up of the new Airbus Beluga XL

A mockup of the new Airbus Beluga XL

I typically find two reactions with the current Airbus Beluga. Either “OMG that is freaking awesome” or “what the hell, that ugly plane?” Sure, it might be a look like a plane that only a mother could love, but I find it rather beautiful.