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An outsize cargo aircraft primarily used by Airbus to transport pieces of Airbus aircraft.

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Airbus Beluga, what is aft of the cockpit?

In the Airbus Beluga (and Beluga XL), the main cargo deck runs the full length of the aircraft, starting just above the cockpit. Is there more usable space behind the cockpit? Or are there fuel tanks ...
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Why is the Beluga chartered out for oddball missions, but not the Dreamlifter?

Both Airbus and Boeing have special outsize-cargo freighters for transporting large pieces of airliner; Airbus has five Belugas (derived from the A300), while Boeing uses four Dreamlifters (...
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How could this weird shaped aircraft Airbus Beluga fly only with two engines and use short runways?

More than that! She could land and take off fully loaded on 2000 meters of runway at Hawarden Airport as seen here in this video. At my local airport the runway is 2500 meters long and an Airbus A300 ...
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Is the Airbus Beluga's safety record comparable with the record of other Airbuses?

Upon first sight, to the uneducated eye, the Airbus Beluga looks incredibly 'un-aerodynamic'. Is the Beluga just as safe as other Airbus models?