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2001-2006

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In September 2001 VARIG became the first airline in Latin American to operate Boeing 737-800 with winglets. The first aircraft, PP-VSA, arrived in September and the second, PP-VSB, in October. Winglets had been recently released and increases aircraft performance and reduces fuel consumption. Some of advantages include 4% reduction in fuel consumption, lower maintenance costs, less engine noise and better performance on takeoff, flight and landing.
VARIG’s Boeing 737-800 operated on domestic routes and South America flights.

VARIG's Boeing 737-800 internal configuration:

1st: 156 seats
Business Class:
12 seats (2+2 seats per row)
Economy Class:
144 seats (3+3 seats per row)

2nd: 157 seats
Business Class:
16 seats (2+2 seats per row)
Economy Class:
141 seats (3+3 seats per row)

3th: 164 seats
Business Class:
8 seats (2+2 seats per row)
Economy Class:
156 seats (3+3 seats per row)

 

No. of units operated 2
Constructor The Boeing Company, EUA
Engines Two General Electric CFM International CFM56-7B24, 27,300   pounds each
Wingspan 33,60m
Length 39,50m
Height 12,50m
Cruising Speed 900Km/h
Range 5.600Km
Maximum flight altitude 12.500m
Empty weight 41.000Kg
Maximum takeoff weight 79.000Kg
Technical crew 02 (2 pilots)
Maximum Capacity 189 passengers
Maximum Capacity ( VARIG configuration) 156 or 164 passengers
Maximum fuel capacity 26.000 liters
Minimum runway length 2,400m

 

 

 

 

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