Based on the Airbus A330-200 the Beluga XL has a load capacity of 53 tons compared to 47 of the current Beluga, and at the same time also offers greater cargo volume. In fact when it enters into service, which is planned for 2019, it will be one of the most bulky airplanes in the world. Thus, it will be able to transport the two wings of an Airbus A350 at a time instead of just one.

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