Beluga eats Skymark tail

The Airbus Beluga freighter taking hold of the Skymark tail (Image © Airbus)
The Airbus Beluga freighter taking hold of the Skymark tail (Image © Airbus)

Always nice to share an eye-catching image. This time of the vertical tailplane (VTP) of the first Airbus A380 for Skymark Airlines. Complete with the Japanese airline’s logo proundly painted it is moved into the Airbus Beluga at the manufacturer’s facility in Hamburg for transport to the final assembly plant to Toulouse, France on 13 January 2014.

The first Skymark A380 is scheduled for delivery at the end of this year. Skymark is Japan’s third largest carrier. It has placed six firm A380 orders with Airbus and will thus become the first Japanese airline to offer its passengers a ride on the world’s biggest passenger jet. Skymark plans to operate its A380s on international trunk routes, in particular linking Narita to destinations in the US.

Source: Airbus