Neo
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Varig And The 747's!

Sun Nov 18, 2001 12:58 am

Below are some pictures of this beautiful bird in Varig paint schemes! It was such a pitty that they had to sell them.

Well, i'm not a great expert in civil aviation, but do you guys think there's any chance of seeing this bird back in VARIG?

At least we can enjoy these nice pictures of it:


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Photo © Jose Francisco Gouvea V. Filho


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Photo © Jose Luiz Junior




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Photo © Rajesh Changela



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Neo

 
garuda
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RE: Varig And The 747's!

Sun Nov 18, 2001 1:12 am

Hmm.... personally I don't think Varig need the capacity of a B747. The MD11 and B777 are the ones that they need.

BTW, does anybody knows why Varig retired their B747-400 first before their -300??
 
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RE: Varig And The 747's!

Sun Nov 18, 2001 1:22 am

Garuda, due to severe financial problems, and its inability to meet lease payments, Varig had to return all three of its 747-400s. I think they did this in 1995?
 
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RE: Varig And The 747's!

Sun Nov 18, 2001 1:38 am

Thanks Pacificflyer!

Varig used B744 from 1991-1994, their B733 stayed until 1999.

 
Neo
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RE: Varig And The 747's!

Sun Nov 18, 2001 1:44 am

Garuda:

That's right! Varig 743's stayed untill 1999. The explanations given by Pacificflyer, pretty much say why varig returned its 747's!!!

I think that the 747 looked great on both VARIG liveries!!

Thaks for the replies!

Neo
 
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RE: Varig And The 747's!

Sun Nov 18, 2001 6:30 am


Hi!

It's quite interesting to talk about VARIG and their 747's. You know in the beggining of the 70's there was a great competition in South Atlantic flights between Portugal and Brazil, at that time TAP was using the 707 agains the Varig 707 too, that when the wide-body era came TAP ordered the 747 and Varig stayed in the DC-10 for a while, then in 1980 or so Boeing had 3 747-2L5 Combies that where supposed to go to Lybian Arab Airlines but never did, so those ones came to Varig and for the first time VARIG had the Jumbos, then TAP sold the 747's to TWA and bought the L1011-500, VARIG used the DC-10 and 747 to Portugal, then they changed to the 767-200 and TAP started with the A310-300, then VARIG used for a while the 767-300 and the MD11 and TAP sold the L1011-500 and started with the A340-300.
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RE: Varig And The 747's!

Sun Nov 18, 2001 8:09 am


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No, I don't believe that we'll ever see a 747 in Varig colors. Although, it would be really nice if it ever happened again.

The 747 is just too outdated for Varig's brand spanking new 777. The 777 has around the same capacity as the 777 and can fly more cargo. The 777 when compared to the 747 is a lot more profitable and economical than a large 747.

The 747 did it's job well for Varig during the 80's and 90's but now the star of fleet is 777.

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Neo
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RE: Varig And The 747's!

Mon Nov 19, 2001 4:09 am

Latin Plane,

Yeah, i totally agree with you!!!

Hope to see more pics of those new 777's.

Regards,

Neo
 
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RE: Varig And The 747's!

Mon Nov 19, 2001 5:13 am

The question is more or less how long the b777s will remain in the fleet. I heard that they are a bit to obig for VARIG but it was cheaper to take them than to cancel the leasing contract.

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RE: Varig And The 747's!

Mon Nov 19, 2001 5:14 am

So, here they are. More Varig's 777 pics to you.
http://www.aviation.com.br/aeronaves/varig777.asp
http://www.aviation.com.br/aeronaves/varig777int.asp

Author: Daniel Carneiro

Hope you like his pics! Regards from Rio,

Rodrigo Sánchez

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