One of the world's largest cargo aircraft has taken to the skies over North Wales and is set to be a regular sight. The Airbus BelugaXL will transport wings made at the company's Broughton plant to sites across Europe.
In the coming years six BelugaXL planes will enter service as its predecessor is gradually phased out.
The XL allows for around a third more capacity - being seven metres longer and one metre wider than its BelugaST predecessor.
With the largest cargo bay cross-section of all existing cargo aircraft worldwide, the BelugaXL can carry two A350 XWB wings compared to the BelugaST, which can only carry one.