BPCL refuelled cargo Airbus Beluga twice within a week at Chennai

With a fleet of only 5 such aircraft, this aircraft is used to carry aircraft parts and outsize cargo.

BPCL refuelled cargo Airbus Beluga twice within a week at Chennai
BPCL refuelled cargo Airbus Beluga twice within a week at Chennai

Chennai: The Indian government-owned oil and gas explorer, producer Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) refuelled cargo Airbus Beluga at Chennai, twice within a week recently, when it landed for technical halt en-route Singapore and return. 

The whale looks like Airbus Beluga is a version of the standard A300-600 wide-body airliner modified to carry aircraft parts and outsize cargo. 

With a fleet of only 5 such aircraft, this aircraft is used to carry aircraft parts and outsize cargo.

Popularly known as the elegant whale, due to its whale-like design to reduce drag and increase the lift, it is a rare visitor to this country. In the image BPCL, Aviation Team refueling the giant plane.