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1997-2006

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Again pioneer, VARIG was the first airline in Latin America to operate third-generation Boeing 737 family, known as B737NG (Next Generation). The first Boeing 737-700, PP-VQA, arrived in 1997 and began operating on domestic routes. Until 1999 VARIG was already operating five Boeing 737-700, together with its subsidiary Rio Sul. Besides domestic routes, Boeing 737-700 also operated in Rio - São Paulo “Ponte Aérea" (Air Bridge) route and international flights to South America. Boeing 737-700 incorporates new technologies and new features for passengers as monitors, more space for luggage and new cabin design. B737-700 also incorporates aerodynamic refinements, new cockpit (similar to Boeing 777), LCD displays and new CFM56-7 engines, slightly larger than the 300 version, quieter e more economical.

VARIG's Boeing 737-300 internal configuration:

1st: 120 seats
Business Class:
12 seats (2+2 seats per row)
Economy Class:
108 seats (3+3 seats per row)

2nd: 132 seats (Economy Class only)

5th: 136 seats (Economy Class only)

 

No. of units operated 5
Constructor The Boeing Company, EUA
Engines Two General Electric/ CFMI CFM56-7B26, 24.000 pounds each
Wingspan 33,60m
Length 34,30m
Height 12,50m
Cruising Speed 900Km/h
Range 6.200Km
Maximum flight altitude 12.500m
Empty weight 38.000Kg
Maximum takeoff weight 69.000Kg
Technical crew 02 (2 pilots)
Maximum Capacity 149 passengers
Maximum Capacity ( VARIG configuration) 118 or 120 or 132 or 136 passengers
Maximum fuel capacity 26.000 liters
Minimum runway length 1,600m

 

 

 

 

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