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Varig Seeking Major Contract With Airbus!  
User currently offlineDellatorre From Brazil, joined May 2000, 1087 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1276 times:

Latin America's major airline, will start to negotiate a contract with Airbus in June concerning the replacement of nearly 100 airplanes over the next 10 years. The airline believes that Airbus' offer will make Boeing revise its prices down.

I think RG is right> If boeing´s prices are too high they better look foward to Airbus. I mean 100 aircrafts for the next 10 years is a hell of a contract!! Let´s see what happens...

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User currently offlineAio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 928 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1226 times:

Do you think they're looking at the 320 family to replace the 737s or 330/340 to replace the MD-11/767. My guess is they're trying to get rid of the old 737s. I think it'd be nice to see the Brazilian skies still fill with American planes, but it's all about the price for Varig.

-aio86


User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1220 times:

Varig has orders for 14 738s with winglets. The first two will arrive in September and October. The chances of RG switching to A32X family when it hasn't even received its first 737NG to evaluate its performance is quite remote.

User currently offlineGuerosinfe From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

I would like RG to go to the Airbus, but they still have some debts with Boeing and postponed orders for 73G, 738 and 763, so they must be looking for a MD-11s replacement
All Varig staff is well-trained to operate Boeing aircrafts, for the last 30 years RG has a Boeing based fleet, and since 1992 they have an all Boeing fleet, for a company that is not in so good financial conditions they better stay with Boeing, I don't think that Airbus prices are so low that will be profitable to train all staff again.

GüeroSinFé


User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

Remember that Varig has some 777 on order to replace the Md-11.


juanchito



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User currently offlineDellatorre From Brazil, joined May 2000, 1087 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

Well is only a matter of how much airbus could use to lead RG to a deal! Yes RG has strong ties with Boeing, still they want to look for all options.
They sure need replacement for the old 737-200s! The others could be around for a while untill something really happens....
TAM is already building up its fleet with Airbuses. Vasp will end up replacing their old fleet of 732s and A300s sometime and Transbrasil is a mid term!


User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

This just seems like a last minute attempt to get Boeing to lower their prices.

User currently offlineNeo From Brazil, joined Jan 2001, 671 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1153 times:

You bet it is!!!

Neo


User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1143 times:

RG is getting new 737NG and I thought that they had opted for the 777 for MD11 replacement.

GOT



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User currently offlineSabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2714 posts, RR: 47
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

An order for the B737NG does not exclude an A32F contract!
Just look at SAS: they also ordered a large number of B737NGs, but later also bought the A321.


User currently offlineRafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1120 times:

Dellatorre, what was your source I only saw a footnote about this at Gazeta Mercantil, have U got any more news about it?

User currently offlineDellatorre From Brazil, joined May 2000, 1087 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

Unfortunately not! I looked that up on www.justplanes.com, airline news section Tuesday 29.

User currently offlineGuerosinfe From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

Actually Ozires Silva was in Toulouse some time ago invited by Airbus looking for future orders, but I don't think there will be big RG Airbus order in the next few years.

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