Dellatorre From Brazil, joined May 2000, 1087 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1071 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...
Aio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 928 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1021 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.
Watewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1015 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.
Guerosinfe From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 316 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1002 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.
Dellatorre From Brazil, joined May 2000, 1087 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 973 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!