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Varig Graveyard Still Full?  
User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2866 posts, RR: 10
Posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3001 times:
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i just landed at gig and passed the VEM service hangar. i counted at least 2 777's and 2 or 3 MD11's and i think a 757 still in VARIG liveries. my gosh they have been sitting there a long time. where are they off too? didnt AM and Brunai take the 777's?


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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2946 times:

One B777 (ex-PP-VRB) was reported to be destined for AM during the second quarter. Royal Brunei was reported to accept the other one during 2007 (ex-PP-VRF/N208UA). MD-11 ex-PP-VQH will be used as a freighter by Aeroflot Cargo, a B734 (ex-PP-VTM) is about to enter service with Adam Air as PK-KME. Other birds currently stored at GIG are PP-VOI & VOJ, two B763ER. All four B757 were delivered to Kras Air between 11/06 and 01/07.

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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11416 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2763 times:
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Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
a B734 (ex-PP-VTM) is about to enter service with Adam Air as PK-KME.

Departed today from GIG at 9:14 am local time to MAO and SJO

A picture taken at MAO with the plane under ADAM Air colours and RG registration.
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p138/doutorfred/800VTM.jpg

Credit for the photo: Frederico Cavalcanti - Contato Radar - Manaus/AM

Felipe



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8661 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

Any ideas where the 2 763ER will go?

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User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5216 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

At least from what i've heard here, ex. PP-VRB is 99% in hands of AM. It is expected to follow PP-VRA and fly GIG-CAN-MEX. Nice pair of B763ERs, yes, any idea of who's getting them!?

BTW, recently saw one more B763ER for Pluna, do they have 2 now? Where will they fly to?



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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11416 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2682 times:
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Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 4):
Any ideas where the 2 763ER will go?

I believe we have nowadays at GIG 5 Boeing 763ER.

One from PU on maintenance, two from EuroAtlantic that should fly for G3/RG very shortly, and more two, ex-Varig, under negotiations.. could be G3/RG or BRA.

Felipe



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8661 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2674 times:

Thanks LipeGIG. I thought PU would be interested in one more. Euro Atlantic seems logical. I'm betting GOL will these for RG though.

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User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2147 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2350 times:

AM seems to be taking a lot of aircraft. Are they shedding any?

User currently offlineTomascubero From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2005, 525 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

Nice one of the Adam Air! Does anyone know when it will be leaving SJO, it has been parked here since Thursday night, if someone could get me the departure date PLEASE post it here!

Thanks!
Tomas.


User currently offlineScorpy From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

Does anyone know what is intended for VRI and VRJ? Are they in as bad a shape as the -236's were?

User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11416 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1902 times:
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Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 4):
BTW, recently saw one more B763ER for Pluna, do they have 2 now? Where will they fly to?

Ghost, is the same one, with a new livery.

Quoting Scorpy (Reply 9):
Does anyone know what is intended for VRI and VRJ? Are they in as bad a shape as the -236's were?

I don't know the future operator, but can say they need some improvements on seats as some are broken and many PTVs are not working...

Felipe



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User currently offlineScorpy From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 10):
I don't know the future operator, but can say they need some improvements on seats as some are broken and many PTVs are not working...

Thanks.. so sounds like with a bit of work they will fly with somebody again. Maybe UA will try and get them back....


User currently offlineC010T3 From Brazil, joined Jul 2006, 3681 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

Quoting Scorpy (Reply 11):
Maybe UA will try and get them back....

I have read that so many times...


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11416 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1658 times:
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PP-VRB departed this saturday also from GIG (May 26). I don't know yet about destination, but seems that it's China !

So very shortly finally AM will get another good 772ER.

Felipe



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