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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.
adelma
Love the imaginative paint!
WEisenlauer
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.
midcon07
Sure wish it would fly into KDSM. :-)
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
08-Dec-2023 A337Bremen ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 03:08PM CET 05:10PM CET 2:02
08-Dec-2023 A337Hawarden ()Bremen () 10:47AM GMT 12:59PM CET 1:12
08-Dec-2023 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Hawarden () 08:13AM CET 09:07AM GMT 1:54
07-Dec-2023 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 07:55PM CET 10:05PM CET 2:10
07-Dec-2023 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 03:51PM CET 06:03PM CET 2:11
07-Dec-2023 A337Getafe Air Base ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 10:59AM CET 11:59AM CET 0:59
07-Dec-2023 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Getafe Air Base () 08:38AM CET 09:43AM CET 1:05
06-Dec-2023 A337Saint-Nazaire Montoir ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 05:55PM CET 06:48PM CET 0:52
06-Dec-2023 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Saint-Nazaire Montoir () 02:35PM CET 04:19PM CET 1:43
06-Dec-2023 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 10:08AM CET 12:31PM CET 2:22
05-Dec-2023 A337Saint-Nazaire Montoir ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 05:05PM CET 05:58PM CET 0:53
05-Dec-2023 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Saint-Nazaire Montoir () 02:29PM CET 03:25PM CET 0:56
05-Dec-2023 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 10:47AM CET 12:50PM CET 2:02
04-Dec-2023 A337Hawarden ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 05:30PM GMT 07:53PM CET 1:22
04-Dec-2023 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Hawarden () 02:50PM CET 03:46PM GMT 1:55
04-Dec-2023 A337Getafe Air Base ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 12:19PM CET 01:12PM CET 0:53
04-Dec-2023 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Getafe Air Base () 08:29AM CET 09:44AM CET 1:15
02-Dec-2023 A337Saint-Nazaire Montoir ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 02:19PM CET 03:09PM CET 0:49
02-Dec-2023 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Saint-Nazaire Montoir () 11:25AM CET 01:11PM CET 1:45
01-Dec-2023 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 04:25PM CET 06:18PM CET 1:52
01-Dec-2023 A337Saint-Nazaire Montoir ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 02:00PM CET 03:01PM CET 1:00
01-Dec-2023 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Saint-Nazaire Montoir () 10:29AM CET 12:26PM CET 1:57
30-Nov-2023 A337Getafe Air Base ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 05:13PM CET 07:40PM CET 2:26
30-Nov-2023 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Getafe Air Base () 02:06PM CET 03:22PM CET 1:16
30-Nov-2023 A337Getafe Air Base ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 11:42AM CET 12:35PM CET 0:52
30-Nov-2023 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Getafe Air Base () 08:48AM CET 10:02AM CET 1:13
29-Nov-2023 A337Saint-Nazaire Montoir ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 04:51PM CET 05:39PM CET 0:47
29-Nov-2023 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Saint-Nazaire Montoir () 12:49PM CET 02:43PM CET 1:54
29-Nov-2023 A337Toulouse-Blagnac ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 08:20AM CET 10:48AM CET 2:27
28-Nov-2023 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 03:34PM CET 05:35PM CET 2:01
28-Nov-2023 A337Ingolstadt Manching ()Hamburg Finkenwerder () 12:41PM CET 01:42PM CET 1:01
28-Nov-2023 A337Hamburg Finkenwerder ()Ingolstadt Manching () 09:26AM CET 10:33AM CET 1:07
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