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1987-2006

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VARIG’s first Boeing 737-300 arrived in Brazil in 1987 and began operating on domestic routes, along with Boeing 737-200. In 1992 replaced the legendary Electra II in “Ponte Aérea" (Air Bridge) Rio - São Paulo, reducing the flight time in 10 minutes and increasing the capacity in 70%. In 90s Boeing 737-300 become the main aircraft for domestic flights and international flights in South America. VARIG's B737-300 was initially configured with 117 seats in two classes (Business and Economy), then reconfigured to 120 seats or 132 in a single class. VARIG reached 31 units in operation simultaneously and after incorporate Rio Sul and Nordeste, in 2004, VARIG’s 737-300 fleet grown even more.

VARIG's Boeing 737-300 internal configuration:

1st: 117 seats
Business Class:
12 seats (2+2 seats per row)
Economy Class:
105 seats (3+3 seats per row)

2nd: 120 seats
Business Class:
12 seats (2+2 seats per row)
Economy Class:
108 seats (3+3 seats per row)

3th: 128 seats
Business Class:
8 seats (2+2 seats per row)
Economy Class:
120 seats (3+3 seats per row)

4th: 132 seats (Economy Class only)

5th: 136 seats (Economy Class only)

 

No. of units operated 31
Constructor The Boeing Company, EUA
Engines Two General Electric/SNECMA CFM-56-3B2, 22.000 pounds each
Wingspan 28,90m
Length 33,40m
Height 11,10m
Cruising Speed 850Km/h
Range 3.600Km
Maximum flight altitude 11.300m
Empty weight 32.000Kg
Maximum takeoff weight 61.235Kg
Technical crew 02 (2 pilots)
Maximum Capacity 149 passengers
Maximum Capacity ( VARIG configuration) 117-132 passengers
Maximum fuel capacity 20.100 liters
Minimum runway length 1.9m

 

 

 

 

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