Luton airport gets flying visit from massive airbus Beluga XL

The Beluga XL is one of only six in the world

By Lynn Hughes
Monday, 1st August 2022, 4:32 pm

Luton Airport passengers were treated to an unusual sight on Wednesday.

The enormous Airbus Beluga – affectionately named because it’s a similar shape to a Beluga whale – took part in a training exercise at the airport.

It completed a couple of ‘touch and go’ manoeuvres before heading off again.

The airbus was taking part in a training exercise

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The airbus, one of only six Beluga XLs in the world, is over 200ft long with a wing span of 197ft. It is used to mainly carry freight and aeroplane parts.