Description of AIRBUS A300-600ST BELUGA
Would you like to rent an Airbus Beluga A300-600ST cargo aircraft? Here is everything you need to know about this model:
Also known as the Super Transporter (ST), the Airbus Beluga gets its name from its whale-like shape. It is a medium-haul cargo aircraft first commissioned in 1995. It can carry 47 tonnes and cover a maximum distance of 5000 kilometres. Its design facilitates palletised freight.
The Beluga was designed to transport parts for Airbus aircraft. The construction of various components is dispersed throughout Europe (for example, the wings are made in the United Kingdom, the tailplane in Spain, the fuselage in Germany and the nose in France) but assembly is carried out in Toulouse or Hamburg. Originally, these parts were transported by the “Super Guppies”, former NASA aircraft that had to be replaced because they didn’t meet the needs of Airbus’s growing production.
Five Airbus A300-600ST were built and are currently in service.
In 2020, Airbus put its largest cargo aircraft model, the Beluga XL, into service. It surpasses the Beluga ST by seven metres in length and one metre in width and can carry the two wings of an A350XWB airliner in a single trip, surpassing the capabilities of the Beluga ST.
Looking to Trust AEROAFFAIRES for your air cargo charter
Tailor-made air freight avoids the constraints of international cargo airlines. AEROAFFAIRES allows you to immediately deliver freight at your choice of date and time.
Customised cargo transportation allows you to transfer cargo to airports located as close as possible to its final destination. Cargo airlines, in comparison, only serve a handful of airports in each country. The time saved by renting a private cargo plane is therefore invaluable compared to other modes of transport, such as by road or by using an air freight operator.
Charter an Airbus Beluga for the transport of your precious cargo
AEROAFFAIRES is at your disposal 24/7 to offer you emergency air freight transport solutions.
Whether you require the hand-delivery of documents, machine parts for tight production lines, automotive parts, essential medical supplies, urgent parcels or luggage, we
The Airbus Beluga is also perfectly adapted to the transport of high-value cargo such as precious metals, jewellery, works of art, fashion collections, music equipment or sports cars.
Moreover, we are also happy to provide transport of sensitive documents or classified materials.
Our team is fully dedicated to guaranteeing you the highest level of security for the transportation of your valuable goods.
Thinking about renting a Airbus Beluga for your next trip? Get in touch with us to request a free, no-commitment quote or contact our air experts 24/7 at +33 (0) 1 44 09 91 82.