This Day in Aviation History
September 13th, 1994
First flight of the Airbus Beluga.

The Airbus A300-600ST (Super Transporter) or Beluga, is a version of the standard A300-600 wide-body airliner modified to carry aircraft parts and oversized cargo. It received the official name of Super Transporter early on; however, the name Beluga gained popularity and has since been officially adopted. A successor, designated as the Beluga XL, based on the Airbus A330 with similar modifications and dimensions, is being developed by Airbus to replace the type around 2020….

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