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Beluga XL aeroplane flies into UK for first time as Airbus pulls plug on A380 ‘superjumbos’


HUGE transporter the BelugaXL flew into Britain for the first time yesterday — just as makers Airbus pulled the plug on its A380 “superjumbo”.

The Beluga XL flew in the UK for the first time during a year of trials
The Beluga XL flew in the UK for the first time during a year of trials
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Airbus will stop making the A380 'superjet' in 2021
Airbus will stop making the A380 ‘superjumbo’ in 2021
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The Beluga XL, named after the whale, landed in Broughton, Flintshire
The Beluga XL, named after the whale, landed in Broughton, Flintshire
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The 207ft-long Beluga, named after the whale, landed in Broughton, Flintshire, during a year of trials.

The last A380, the world’s largest passenger jet, will be made in 2021 amid flagging sales.

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