Aircraft maker Airbus has recently unveiled what is arguable the cutest aeroplane ever as it is shaped like a whale! Titled after the marine animal, the plane is also shaped like a cute whale. And the final paint job that gives it eyes and a mouth along with the snout, is the final touch. The BelugaXL took first flight which was successful and will soon be in operations. Airbus shared the first pic and details over Twitter and not just travellers but everyone simply can’t get over the cuteness of the new plane. Honestly, we wish all flights were made this cute and nice!
So how did Airbus come up with the idea and the concept? Well, according to a Press Release by the brand, Airbus had a poll and employees were invited to vote on what they thought was the best option. There were a total of 6 options that were provided and employees had to take a pick. The current BelugaXL with the livery emerged the winner. While it is not clear how many employees picked the Beluga Whale look, over 21,000 employees did participate in the poll. Currently, there are 5 BelugaXL aircrafts in the fleet which will replace Beluga A300-600 ST airlifters once they are fully operational.
I simply can’t get over this cuteness, can you? And if you want to drool some more and keep those “awww”s rolling, here’s a few more pictures from the Airbus BelugaXL first flight. So, when’s you planning to fly the Airbus BelugaXL?