The BelugaXL has received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) paving the way for entry-into-service by early 2020. The BelugaXL is said to allow for 30% extra transport capacity being 7 metres longer and 1 metre wider than its BelugaST predecessor. With the largest cargo bay cross-section of all existing cargo aircraft worldwide, the BelugaXLcan carry two A350 XWB wings compared to the BelugaST, which can only carry one. With a maximum payload of 51 tonnes, the BelugaXL has a range of 4,000km (2,200nm). The aircraft gets its stamp of approval following an intensive flight test
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