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2003-2006

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VARIG also operated thirteen Boeing 737-500 units, after merger with Rio Sul and Nordeste, in 2003/2004. The B737-500 is a shortened version of the Boeing 737-300. Configured to carry 120 passengers in a single class, they complemented Boeing 737-300 on domestic routes with lower demand. Those aircraft were previously operated by Rio Sul with just 108 seats in economy class, the most comfortable aircraft of Brazil's domestic market.

VARIG's Boeing 737-500 internal configuration:

1st: 108 seats (Economy Class only)

2nd: 110 seats (Economy Class only)

3th: 111 seats (Economy Class only)

4th: 120 seats (Economy Class only)

 

No. of units operated 20
Constructor The Boeing Company, EUA
Engines Two CFM International CPM-56-3C1, 23.500  pounds each
Wingspan 28,90m
Length 31,00m
Height 11,10m
Cruising Speed 850Km/h
Range 4.400Km
Maximum flight altitude 11.300m
Empty weight 31.000Kg
Maximum takeoff weight 52.389Kg
Technical crew 02 (2 pilots)
Maximum Capacity 120 passengers
Maximum Capacity ( VARIG configuration) 108 or 110 or 120 passengers
Maximum fuel capacity 20.100 liters
Minimum runway length 2,400m

 

 

 

 

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