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November 17, 2014
 

Touch N’ Go: Airbus to Develop New Beluga, KLM Turns Jet Into Apartments, Qantas & China Eastern Joint Venture

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Written by: Tracy Lachowicz

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AvStories:

✈ Qantas and China Eastern propose joint venture. [Australian Aviation]

✈ KLM turns jet into a two bedroom apartment. [Gizmag]

Today in Aviation History:  B-47 is forced by bad weather to remain aloft for 47 hours 35 min, requiring to do air-to-air refueling nine times, the first American pilot fatality + more. [NYCAviation]



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Airbus Launches Development of New Beluga

Courtesy of Airbus

Image courtesy of Airbus: Existing A300-600ST

 

The new Beluga will be based on the A330 with a large re-use of existing components and equipment. The distinctive looking lowered cockpit, the cargo bay structure and the rear-end and tail will be amongst the items which will be newly developed.

The first of the five new Belugas will enter in service in mid-2019. The existing Beluga fleet will operate in parallel, and will be progressively retired through to 2025.

 



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