BIG SPLASH: The Airbus “BelugaXL” took off on its maiden flight today in Toulouse, France, an oversized aircraft that will be used to shuttle large plane components across Europe and features a round nose and pointed beak inspired by its mammal namesake. #toulouse #france #airbus #plane #aviation #maiden #flight #beluga #whale #cargo #pilot #worldnewstonight
Its bird, its a plane, nope its a whale? people in France woke up thinking they saw a whale flying in the sky and they were right...kinda. The Beluga XL aircraft from Airbus, nicknamed the "whale in the sky", took off for the first time from Toulouse Airport in France. It's named after the beluga whale because of its shape and distinctive appearance. It can carry 51 tons of goods and will enter service in 2019. How cute right.