With a bulging upper forward fuselage and enormous cargo area, the BELUGAXL is hardly recognizable as the outsized airlifter
version of the Airbus A330-200 jetliner from which it is derived.
Increasing the Beluga XL's volume by 30% compared to the existing Beluga ST will make the new airlifter
much more cost-effective.
Under the contract, the Air Force will receive most of the airlifters
, including 30 MC-130Js, 13 HC-130Js, and 29 C-130J-30s.
Airbus Military is the only military and civic/humanitarian transport aircraft manufacturer to develop, produce, sell and support a comprehensive family of airlifters
ranging from three to 45 tonnes of payload.
Boeing recently delivered a third C-17 Globemaster III airlifter
to the UAE Air Force and Air Defence at the C-17 programme's final assembly facility in Long Beach.
The Airbus A400M is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft specifically designed to replace tactical airlifters
Summary: ABU DHABI -- Boeing has delivered the UAE Air Force the first of six C-17 Globemaster III airlifters
, as the country modernises its airlifting capabilities.
The recent purchases of the C-17 airlifters
, C-130J and CH-47 Chinooks are good examples of why this method is more efficient.
Summary: The government of Tunisia has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin for the purchase of two C-130J Super Hercules airlifters
with an initial three years of logistics support.
Abu Dhabi Boeing and the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence yesterday announced that the UAE has signed a contract for the acquisition of six Boeing C-17 Globemaster III advanced airlifters
The Italian Air Force received the first of twelve C-27J tactical airlifters
in mid-January 2007 from Alenia Aeronautica.
In line with that conclusion, officials are proposing to halt further buys of the C-17 and C-130J airlifters
by the end of the decade while retaining the entire fleet of (problematic) C-5s.
Taking Afghanistan and Iraq together, our strategic airlifters
have moved about three million personnel and 1.
Initially, the C-130J fleet will be operated by the APO as baseline airlifters
The A400M, which should play a key role in Europe's 60,000-strong rapid reaction force once the first planes are delivered in 2009, is also viewed as a threat to existing US airlifters
made by Boeing and Lockheed Martin.