More movement in the world's MD-11 fleet:
VARIG continues to shuffle their MD-11 fleet. PP-VQL has been returned to Boeing while PP-VTG, a relatively new addition, has found a new life with FedEx. Lufthansa Cargo has acquired PP-VQM and PP-VTF will also undergo a freighter conversion. Strange how two of the latest MD-11s to join have already left the fleet in a matter of months...
Meanwhile, HB-IWA and HB-IWQ, both of which formed part of an order recently cancelled by Southern Winds of Argentina, are set to join VARIG within the next month. The troubled Argentine carrier is thus left with a single MD-11 on order (HB-IWI) as it struggles to reinforce international fleet, currently reduced to a single 767.
VARIG's new MD-11s join another recent addition, PP-VTU, to bring the Brazilian flag carrier's trijet fleet to 19...for now!