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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
16-Jun-2021 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 09:31AM CEST 10:10AM CEST 0:39
16-Jun-2021 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 09:06AM CEST 09:15AM CEST 0:08
15-Jun-2021 UnknownNear BalmaToulouse-Blagnac () 04:24PM CEST 04:41PM CEST 0:16
15-Jun-2021 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Near Balma 02:19PM CEST Last seen 04:24PM CEST 2:05
15-Jun-2021 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 10:24AM CEST 10:41AM CEST 0:16
15-Jun-2021 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Near Pau 09:13AM CEST Last seen 09:50AM CEST 0:37
08-Jun-2021 UnknownNear Toulouse-Blagnac () First seen 10:46AM CEST 12:01PM CEST 1:15
08-Jun-2021 UnknownNear BlagnacNear Balma First seen 09:53AM CEST Last seen 10:45AM CEST 0:52
08-Jun-2021 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 09:11AM CEST 09:35AM CEST 0:24
03-Jun-2021 UnknownStavanger, Sola ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 05:39PM CEST 08:28PM CEST 2:48
03-Jun-2021 UnknownStavanger, Sola ()Stavanger, Sola () 04:36PM CEST 05:30PM CEST 0:54
03-Jun-2021 UnknownNear Stavanger, RogalandStavanger, Sola () First seen 02:35PM CEST 03:04PM CEST 0:28
03-Jun-2021 UnknownCopenhagen ()Stavanger, Sola () 12:53PM CEST 02:35PM CEST (?) 1:41
03-Jun-2021 UnknownNear CopenhagenCopenhagen () 12:05PM CEST 12:32PM CEST 0:26
03-Jun-2021 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Near Copenhagen 08:27AM CEST Last seen 11:22AM CEST 2:55
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