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Airbus Beluga

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8th April 2022
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Aircraft Data

The Beluga, or Super Transporter is a rebuilt version of the A300, with a new outsize fuselage used to carry components of Airbus aircraft between the factories around Europe.

Summary data for Airbus Beluga -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers


2 x General Electric CF6 (41500 - 69800 lbf) turbofan engines.

Uses the CF6-80C2A8 with 59000lb thrust.


Dimensions for Airbus Beluga -
Length184 ft. 3 in.
Wing Span147 ft. 0 in.
Height56 ft. 0 in.
Empty Weight294,000 lbs.
Max Weight341,700 lbs.


Performance of Airbus Beluga -
Max Speed421 kts
Cruise Speed350 kts
Ceiling35,000 ft.
Normal Range1,295nm
Max Range2,500nm (Range very dependent on load carried, 1295 nm is the range with 40 tonnes of payload.)

Updated 22nd January 2009

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