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Last Old-Varig 777 Will Depart GIG  
User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11418 posts, RR: 59
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5382 times:
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Just to advise, the last one Boeing 777-200ER under Varig colours, PP-VRF, will depart GIG probably this Monday or Tuesday (June 25 or 26) due to a technical problem (should be this Friday, June 22nd).

This is the last of eight 777 that Varig operated till their problems in June 2006 to depart back to lessor after received good engines (PW4090). Rumors that the new operator will be Royal Brunei.

It will fly as N208UA and up to know i don't know the destination.

As soon as GIG confirm it's departure i will post again.



Felipe


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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6500 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 5257 times:

Thanks for the update!

Please let us know when you have more info!

The777Man



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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11418 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4257 times:
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Departed today GIG-DFW non-stop.

PP-VRF is now N208UA.

The end of an era.

Felipe



New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
User currently onlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3959 times:

Interesting info Felipe, thanks for the posting. What's up with ex-PP-VRB? Is it already getting maintenance prior to its delivery to AM?


Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineAF086 From France, joined Jan 2007, 1059 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3928 times:

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 3):
Interesting info Felipe, thanks for the posting. What's up with ex-PP-VRB? Is it already getting maintenance prior to its delivery to AM?

PP-VRB is at China being prepared for Aeromexico at the same facility that was used for PP-VRA.



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User currently onlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3875 times:

Merci beacoup AF086... or should I say muito obrigado???

Any idea when this plane will be delivered to AM?



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineAF086 From France, joined Jan 2007, 1059 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3849 times:

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 5):
Merci beacoup AF086... or should I say muito obrigado???

Both are fine, Eddie, and you're welcome!  Wink  biggrin 

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 5):
Any idea when this plane will be delivered to AM?

I don't know actually. Guess it depends on the guys at Guangzhou but since the plane left GIG on May 27th, guess it won't take long.

Just for the record here are a few pictures of N181LF (ex PP-VRB) at CAN:

http://myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=01069464
http://myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=01068411
http://myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=01068419



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User currently offlineScorpy From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

any news on the ex-UA non ER birds? Thats VRI and VRJ isn't it? Will they be broken up like the ex-BA aircraft or move to a new operator?

User currently onlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

Very nice pics my friend. Thanks for the links. I hope we will see it soon here!

Back to topic, it is sad that the 777-era is officially over at RG, but I am sure Gol-ownership will bring good things for RG.



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3031 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3687 times:

Is PP-VRB going to become AM's fourth 777?

User currently onlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 9):
Is PP-VRB going to become AM's fourth 777?

Yes, it will be the fourth and it will also be leased. The first two (Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo) are brand-new planes, whereas the third is ex-PP-VRA. Originally, AM agreed with ILFC to receive 3 brand-new planes with the last one scheduled to arrive at the end of this year. I have read here that AM no longer will receive the third brand-new plane because it was able to get both VRA and VRB, and because of AM's bad financial situation and the pending sale of the company. I hope this is not the case and AM will receive the third new one as planned, for a grand total of 5 777s.



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2866 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2954 times:
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i am due to fly gru to mexico city in business. what am i to expect in terms of seat type?


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User currently offlineJetfuel From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2928 times:

N208UA is actually a United 777 callsign. Am I correct in saying this a/c was with Ua before Varig up to 2004?


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User currently offlineScorpy From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2854 times:

Quoting Jetfuel (Reply 12):
N208UA is actually a United 777 callsign. Am I correct in saying this a/c was with Ua before Varig up to 2004?

Yes, they rejected the lease as part of their bankrupcy. Varig had 4x ex UA 777's. 2 ER's and 2 regulars. AFAIK Air India has the other 4 ex UA "rustbuckets" that they rejected. (3 ER's and a regular)


User currently onlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

Quoting VC10er (Reply 11):
am due to fly gru to mexico city in business. what am i to expect in terms of seat type?

Hey VC10er, it depends on whether you will fly in a 777-200ER or a 767-300ER (MEX-GRU is not yet an all-777 route because of AM's lack of sufficient planes). The 772ER has much better Clase Premier seats than the 763ER, with a much better IFE system too. Check the website of AM, Amadeus or SkyTeam to see what plane you will be getting. If you have the time, look for a report in the trip reports section about a NRT-TIJ flight in business.



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineN801DM From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 103 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Looks like the aircraft went to AA at AFW for a maintenance visit.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N208UA

N801DM


User currently offlineSK973 From Sweden, joined Mar 2004, 327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

Anyone know where the pilots who flew PP-VRF and PP-VRB out of Brazil came from?
Were they former RG pilots or from somewhere else?


User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5217 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

Quoting SK973 (Reply 16):
and PP-VRB out of Brazil came from?

ILFC pilots flew PP-VRB out.

g77



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