BelugaXL first flight Airbus Cargo Aircraft 

The BelugaXL completes its first flight

The brand new cargo aircraft successfully completed the test in the French skies. The big day arrived for the new Airbus cargo plane, the BelugaXL. Today it had its first flight in the city of Toulouse, France. The aircraft made its test flight for about 4 hours and 11 minutes, landing at 14:41 local time. These test flights will continue to be developed during a period of 10 months until completing 600 hours. Airbus plans for the Trent 700 Rolls-Royce engine aircraft to go into service in 2019, and to build…

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Boeing 777 F Cargo Boeing Ethiopian Airlines 

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines sign agreement for four aircraft

The agreement was carried out at the Dubai Airshow and amounts to 1,300 million dollars. Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines signed an agreement in the Dubai Airshow for four cargo aircraft for a price that amounts to $ 1.3 billion dollars. The aircraft would be delivered to Ethiopian between 2018 and 2019. Two of them were a reaffirmation of a commitment that was announced in the month of June. In addition to freighters, the African airline is debating an option for a long-range 777x passenger plane that must enter service in…

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Beluga XL under construction Airbus Cargo Aircraft 

Advancing the construction of the first Beluga XL

The new Airbus Beluga XL, that began to be built by the end of 2016, takes form in the facilities of Toulouse. On April 12, Aernnova delivered in Toulouse, France, three pannels that will form part of the rear section of the fuselage. On May 30, Stelia Aerospace delivered the section of the cockpit, and in last days, delivered also the first section of the new upper fuselage, with dimensions of 8 meters in length, diameter 9 and 8 in height, with a weight of 2.1 tons. This piece, due to its large size, was…

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Cathay Pacific Cargo aircraft B747 Cathay Pacific 

Cathay Pacific will lease two B747 freighters from Atlas Air

The airline Cathay Pacific has signed an agreement with Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings for the wet-lease of two B747-8F from its Atlas Air unit. AAWH said in a statement the new B747-8F service is scheduled to begin this month of May, with the aircraft being deployed to supplement capacity on the existing network of Cathay Pacific Cargo. “This agreement underscores the strength of our cargo operations and our commitment to enhance the frequency of our services across our expanding global network,” Cathay Pacific Director Cargo Simon Large said. “We are very…

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