Airbus Beluga ‘Whale’ cargo plane lands at Chennai airport for the first time

The mighty Airbus Beluga cargo plane, also affectionately known as ‘The Whale’, recently landed at the Chennai International Airport for the first time. Beluga No. 2 (A300-608ST) landed at Chennai airport on Monday, July 11. The cargo transporter is a rare visitor to this part of the world and a marvel to behold, thanks to its unique design, which makes it different from regular cargo planes.

One of the largest aircraft in the world, Airbus Beluga has only 5 units built and Unit No 2 visited Chennai airport. Registered as F-GSTB, the Airbus A300-600ST Beluga took off from Ahmedabad to Chennai.

A giant Airbus Beluga cargo plane halted at Chennai airport for refueling and took off at 1.25 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12.

The Airbus Beluga aircraft is a cargo version of the Airbus 300-600 and has a maximum load capacity of 1,55,000 kg with a whale-inspired shape to transport large cargo and heavy machinery around the world.

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