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1991-2006

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VARIG was the first airline in Latin America to operate MD-11 aircraft on November 1991. These modern aircraft started flying São Paulo-Rio-Paris-Amsterdam route. Its cabin is totally computerized, with digital panels systems. Navigation system is made through a laser gyroscopic. MD-11 has winglets in wing tips, thus reducing the aerodynamic friction and saving about 15% of fuel. The two first MD-11, PP-VOP and PP-VOQ, were officially delivered to VARIG on November 12, 1991. Since 1991, MD-11 became the main aircraft for international flights, operating in almost all long hal routes.
In 2005 Varig Log was the first Latin America airline to operate MD-11F (all cargo version).

VARIG's MD-11 internal configuration:

285 seats
First Class:
6 seats (2+2+2 seats per row)
Business Class:
49 seats (2+3+2 seats per row)
Economy Class:
230 seats (2+4+3 seats per row)

282 assentos
First Class:
4 seats (2+2+2 seats per row)
Business Class:
49 seats (2+3+2 seats per row)
Economy Class:
229 seats (2+4+3 seats per row)

264 seats
First Class:
4 seats (1+2+1 seats per row)
Business Class:
49 seats (2+3+2 seats per row)
Economy Class:
211 seats (2+4+3 seats per row)

241 seats
First Class:
12 seats (1+2+1 seats per row)
Business Class:
49 seats (2+3+2 seats per row)
Economy Class:
180 seats (2+4+3 seats per row)

Other configurations with three classes: 293 or 271

 

Operated units

26

Constructor

MCDONNEL DOUGLAS Aircraft Company, United States

Engine

Three GE CF6-80C2 D1F with 61,500 pounds of thrust each

Wingspread

169,82 feet

Length

201,35 feet

Height

57,74 feet

Cruising speed

577,90 miles/hr.

Flight reach

7,980 miles

Maximum flight altitude

43,177 feet

Cruising radius

14h.

Empty aircraft weight

281,898 pounds

Maximum take-off weight

618,105 pounds

Maximum landing weight

440,076 pounds

Technical crew

02(2 pilots)

Maximum number of passengers

380

Maximum number of passengers (VARIG’s configuration)

285

Maximum capacity of fuel tank

31,999 gallons

Normal consumption

2,120 gallons/hr.

Maximum cargo capacity

115,039 pounds

Minimum runway length

9,186 feet

Minimum landing strip length

5,905 feet

 

 

 

 

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