Airbus will launch the development and production of five new Beluga transport aircraft following its decision to ramp up production of the A350 XWB  and other aircraft production rate increases. “The new Beluga will be based on the A330 with a large re-use of existing components and equipment,” Airbus said in a statement. “The distinctive-looking lowered cockpit, the cargo bay structure and the rear-end and tail will be among the items which will be newly ...

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