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1991-1994

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B747-400 aircraft started flying for VARIG on December 1991, initially serving São Paulo-Rome route. PP-VPI was the first B747-400 to be incorporated into VARIG’s fleet. Those aircrafts feature winglets in their wing tips, thus reducing aerodynamic friction and, consequently, the fuel consumption.
The second, PP-VPG, was delivered on June 1992 and the third, PP-VPH, on April 20, 1993. With Boeing 747-400 VARIG began flights to Hong Kong and Bangkok, with a stop in Johannesburg. They also operated to Frankfurt, Buenos Aires and Nagoya.
Unfortunately all Boeing 747-400 were returned in a short time due high cost of leasing.

 

Operated units

03

Constructor

The Boeing Company, United States

Engine

Four turbines GE CF6-80C2 B 1F with 57,160 pounds of thrust each

Wingspread

211,42 feet

Length

231, 83 feet

Height

63,68 feet

Cruising speed

581 miles/hr.

Flight reach

7,456 miles

Maximum flight altitude

45,100 feet

Cruising radius

14h

Empty aircraft weight

382,410 pounds

Maximum take-off weight

850,144 pounds

Maximum landing weight

630,105 pounds

Technical crew

02(2 pilots)

Maximum number of passengers

660

Maximum number of passengers (VARIG’s configuration)

382

Maximum capacity of fuel tank

44,774 gallons

Normal consumption

3,213 gallons/hr.

Cargo capacity

136,743 pounds

Minimum runway length

12,467 feet

Minimum landing strip length

6,168 feet

 

 

 

 

 

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