Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Mighty Airbus Beluga 'Whale' cargo plane lands at Chennai Airport for the first time

The mighty Airbus Beluga cargo plane, also fondly called 'the whale' recently landed at the Chennai International Airport for the first time. The Beluga No.2 (A300-608ST) landed at Chennai Airport on July 11, Monday. The cargo transporter is a rare visitor in this part of the world and a marvel to behold, thanks to its unique design, that makes it stand out of regular cargo planes. 

One of the world's largest aircraft, only 5 units of the Airbus Beluga are ever built and the unit number 2 visited the Chennai Airport. The Airbus A300-600ST Beluga registered as F-GSTB flew in from Ahmedabad to Chennai.

A giant Airbus Beluga cargo plane made a stopover at Chennai Airport for refuelling and departed at 1.25 AM on Tuesday, July 12.

The Airbus Beluga aircraft is the cargo version of the Airbus 300-600 and has a maximum take off weight capacity of 1,55,000 kg, with a shape inspired from Whale to carry large cargo and heavy machinery across the world. 

12/07/22 Zee News

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