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1970-2000

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VARIG was already well known in the international market, and had incorporated Boeing 727 aircraft to its fleet for domestic lines. Those B727 started flying in Brazil in 1970, when VARIG purchased its first four units: PP-VLD, PP-VLF, PP-VLG and PP-VLH. VARIG has always aimed the modernization of its fleet and used different series of 727. Boeing 727 replaced Electra II in most of domestic routes and also operated on international routes to South America destinations. Since 1993 B727’s operate exclusively on freighters flights. In 2000 all B727 were transferred to Varig Log, VARIG’s cargo subsidiary.

 

Operated units

11

Constructor

The Boeing Company, USA

Engine

Three turbines Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A with 6,350 Kg of thrust each.

Wingspread

108 feet

Length

137,57 feet

Height

33,99 feet

Cruising speed

571,68 miles/hr.

Flight reach

2,796 miles

Maximum flight altitude

41,996 feet

Cruising radius

06h

Empty aircraft weight

89,082 pounds

Maximum take-off weight

16,952 pounds

Maximum landing weight

137,523 pounds

Technical crew

03 (2 pilots, 1 flight engineer)

Maximum number of passengers

119

Maximum number of passengers (VARIG’s configuration)

114

Maximum capacity of fuel tank

6,437 gallons

Normal consumption

1070 gallons

Maximum cargo capacity

43,592 pounds

Minimum runway length

8,005 feet

Minimum landing strip length

4,790 feet

 

 

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