dellatorre
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Varig Seeking Major Contract With Airbus!

Wed May 30, 2001 6:43 am

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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aio86
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RE: Varig Seeking Major Contract With Airbus!

Wed May 30, 2001 8:16 am

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.

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RE: Varig Seeking Major Contract With Airbus!

Wed May 30, 2001 8:21 am

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.
 
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RE: Varig Seeking Major Contract With Airbus!

Wed May 30, 2001 9:02 am

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.

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RE: Varig Seeking Major Contract With Airbus!

Wed May 30, 2001 9:52 am

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


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dellatorre
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RE: Varig Seeking Major Contract With Airbus!

Wed May 30, 2001 11:09 am

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!
 
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RE: Varig Seeking Major Contract With Airbus!

Wed May 30, 2001 11:11 am

This just seems like a last minute attempt to get Boeing to lower their prices.
 
Neo
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RE: Varig Seeking Major Contract With Airbus!

Thu May 31, 2001 4:15 am

You bet it is!!!

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RE: Varig Seeking Major Contract With Airbus!

Thu May 31, 2001 4:52 am

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

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RE: Varig Seeking Major Contract With Airbus!

Thu May 31, 2001 5:51 am

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.
 
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RE: Varig Seeking Major Contract With Airbus!

Thu May 31, 2001 6:14 am

Dellatorre, what was your source I only saw a footnote about this at Gazeta Mercantil, have U got any more news about it?
 
dellatorre
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RE: Varig Seeking Major Contract With Airbus!

Thu May 31, 2001 6:24 am

Unfortunately not! I looked that up on www.justplanes.com, airline news section Tuesday 29.
 
guerosinfe
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RE: Varig Seeking Major Contract With Airbus!

Thu May 31, 2001 9:19 am

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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