The BelugaXL is testing at Airbus Broughton's wing assembly plant ahead of entering service later in the year. Nicknamed "the Flying Whale", the plane will be used by Airbus to ferry aircraft and extra-large cargo. New Airbus Beluga takes flight* Airbus' oddly-shaped Beluga plane gets a makeover* Why 'game changer' A380 failedThe BelugaXL performed its maiden flight in July 2018, and the planes have been testing over the last few months in Toulouse, France and Bremen, Germany. It hasn't been all plain sailing however as one Beluga XL jet had to make a quick pitstop at Manchester Airport due to fog at Hawarden Airport in Broughton. - Stuff with USA TodayCHRISTOPHER FURLONG/GETTY The Beluga XL is being tested at Airbus' Broughton wing assembly plant.
Source: Stuff February 18, 2019 22:41 UTC