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VARIG Linhas Aéreas
IATA
RG
ICAO
VRN
Callsign
VARIG
Founded 1927, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Hubs Guarulhos Int'l Airport
Congonhas Int'l Airport
Salgado Filho International Airport
Galeão International Airport
Frequent flyer program Smiles
Member lounge Business Class, Smiles Gold and Diamond Members Lounges
Fleet size 23
Destinations 22
Parent company Grupo Áurea
Headquarters Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Key people Guilherme Laager (CEO)
Website: http://www.varig.com.br
Varig Boeing 737-300
Varig Boeing 737-300

Varig (Viação Aérea RIo Grandense) is an airline owned by Gol Transportes Aéreos based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Until recently, it was Brazil's leading international airline. In 2005, the airline went into judicial reorganization (similar to bankruptcy protection) and in 2006 downsized substantially, making it the second largest airline in Brazil, combined with Gol. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 107 pixelsFull resolution (1272 × 170 pixel, file size: 5 KB, MIME type: image/png) This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... This article is about Porto Alegre, Brazil. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... São Paulo/Guarulhos – Govenor André Franco Montoro International Airport, also known as Cumbica International Airport, is a major Brazilian airport located in the neighborhood of Cumbica, in the city of Guarulhos. ... Congonhas/São Paulo Internacional Airport or Congonhas Airport (IATA: CGH, ICAO: SBSP) is one of São Paulos three commercial airports, situated 8 kilometres from the city downtown at Avenida Washington Luís s/n° - Campo Belo. ... Salgado Filho International Airport (IATA: POA, ICAO: SBPA) is the airport in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... The Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (IATA: GIG, ICAO: SBGL) is Rio de Janeiros major international airport. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... This article is about the Brazilian city. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Image File history File links Varig_cnf. ... Image File history File links Varig_cnf. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Gol Transportes Aéreos is a low-cost airline based in São Paulo, Brazil. ... This article is about the Brazilian city. ... Chapter 11 is a chapter of the United States Bankruptcy Code, which permits reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. ... Gol Transportes Aéreos is a low-cost airline based in São Paulo, Brazil. ...

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History

Varig was the first airline in Brazil, established on May 7, 1927 at the Porto Alegre Commercial Association meeting. It was there that Otto Ernst Meyer, a German immigrant, signed the certificate declaring Varig an airline company. is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about Porto Alegre, Brazil. ...


Varig's first plane was a nine-passenger Dornier Wal flying boat. Its first employee, the Hungarian Ruben Berta, later became the airline's President and led the airline through great expansion until his death in 1966. The airline started operations on 15 July 1927. Varig's first flight was from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande, stopping in Pelotas. The Dornier Do J was a twin-engine German seaplane of the 1920s. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Noiva do Mar Location of Rio Grande Coordinates: Country Brazil Region Sul State Rio Grande do Sul Founded 1737 City status 1835 Mayor Janir Branco (PMDB) Area    - City 2,813. ... Nickname: Location in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Coordinates: , Country Region State Rio Grande do Sul Founded 1812 Incorporated 1832 (town)   1835 (city) Government  - Mayor Adolfo Antônio Fetter Jr. ...


It originally operated local services in southern Brazil, but added its first international route to Montevideo on 5 August 1942. Transatlantic services were started in February 1965, when the military government decided to shutdown Panair do Brasil, the country's flag carrier up until then. The airline took over the giant REAL consortium in 1961, making it the largest airline in South America. It acquired a controlling interest in Cruzeiro do Sul in June 1975, which was fully integrated into Varig in January 1993. Department Montevideo Department Altitude 43 m Coordinates 34º 53S 56º 10W Founded 1726 Founder Bruno Mauricio de Zabala Population 1,325,968 (2004) (1st) Demonym Montevideano Phone Code +02 Postal Code 10000 Montevideo (IPA: ) is the capital, largest city, and chief port of Uruguay. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Transatlantic (disambiguation). ... Panair do Brasil was Brazils flag airline and Latin Americas largest carrier from the 1940s through the 1960s. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


Varig had shareholdings in Nordeste Linhas Aereas Regionais (99%), Rio Sul Serviços Aéreos Regionais (97%), and Pluna (49%). Its cargo subsidiary, VarigLog, was sold to the Volo Brasil consortium in January of 2006. Another subsidiary, VEM - Varig Engenharia e Manutenção, Varig's maintenance centre, was sold to a consortium presided by Portuguese airline TAP Portugal. Nordeste Linhas Aereas Regionais is an airline based in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. ... Rio Sul Serviços Aéreos Regionais is an airline based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ... PLUNA (Primeras Líneas Uruguayas de Navigación Aérea) is Uruguays national and international airline, based in Montevideo. ... This article is about transported goods. ... Varig Logística (aka VarigLog) is a cargo airline, based in São Paulo, Brazil. ... Boeing 727 with classic livery 1950s-1980 Airbus A321-200 with former livery 1980-2005 Airbus A321-200 Airbus A320-200 taking off A319 in Faro, Algarve. ...

Boeing 767-300ER (Charter Division)
Boeing 767-300ER (Charter Division)

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Financial situation

Since 1945, Varig has been majority owned by the Ruben Berta Foundation (RBF),[1] a not-for-profit foundation formed in 1945 to provide health, financial, social and recreational benefits to the employees of the companies. RBF controls VARIG through a holding company, FRB-Par Investimentos S.A.


Long-running discussions to merge Varig with TAM Linhas Aéreas ended unsuccessfully in 2004. TAM Linhas Aéreas is the largest Brazilian airline, based in São Paulo and operating scheduled services from São Paulo to major points within Brazil, as well as international flights to neighbouring countries and Chile, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. ...


As of May 2005, Varig had 87 aircraft (76 passenger, 11 cargo), with an average age of 13.2 years. 83 of the 87 had operating leases; the remaining four had finance leases. As of June 2005, Varig had a negative net worth of approximately US $2.5 billion, with balance sheet debt of $2.8 billion and off-balance sheet debt of $2.0 billion.


On June 17, 2005, Varig applied to the Commercial Bankruptcy and Reorganization Court in Rio de Janeiro for the commencement of "judicial reorganization" proceedings pursuant to the New Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law of Brazil, Law No. 11.101, which had become effective only eight days earlier. Under the NBRL, debtors like Varig are permitted to remain in possession and control of their businesses and properties. Varig does however continue to provide service to and from Brazil despite its financial troubles. is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On May 9, 2006, the judicial administrator of Varig's assets announced a decision had been reached about a recovery plan for the company. Varig is to be auctioned for a minimum bid of US$860 million. If the minimum price is not reached, the company may be divided and its assets sold separately.[2] is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... USD redirects here. ...


On May 25, 2006, because Varig did not pay the leasing fees, one of Varig's Boeing 777 aircraft (PP-VRE) was seized at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City by its lessor, US Bank. is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) is a financial services holding company, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...


On June 8, 2006, an auction of Varig's assets (minus its debts) was held in Rio de Janeiro. The first round of bids, with a minimum amount of US$860 million, ended with no bids. On the second round, which had no minimum bid limit, a group of Varig employees under the name NV Participações placed the only bid, offering US$449 million for the airline. Since the amount was well below the minimum bid, the decision to sell the airline fell upon bankruptcy judge Luiz Roberto Ayoub. The next day, the bankruptcy judge issued an injunction forcing the airline to stop operating their fleet and to return the active jets to the owners by June 16. The order also called for Varig to return planes not in active use by July 1. is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As of June 20, 2006, the Brazilian judge approved the sale to TGV, the consortium representing the airline workers. However, by June 21 Varig had cancelled 180 of its 356 flights. The airline officially announced these flights would be cancelled through June 28. Also, a US bankruptcy judge had allowed the airline to continue flying 16 leased planes until June 21. If the company ceases to exist before the World Cup in Germany is over, the government and other airlines are looking into providing transport for the Brazilian team and the fans back to Brazil. Since TGV did not meet the first deposit for US$75 million on Friday, June 23, the Brazilian judge annulled the auction. is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On Monday, June 26, VarigLog (previously bought by Volo and a US investment fund Matlin Patterson) made a bid for $500 million, including an immediate $20 million payment for which $3 million were paid the same Monday to keep the company afloat. is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On July 20, 2006, Varig was finally sold to Volo for $24 million. Volo will not inherit Varig's previous debt but will have to complete several financial reforms in order to bring the airline up again. The "old Varig" and its debts will be acquired by Nordeste Linhas Aereas Regionais. The next day the new Varig cancelled all its flights except for Rio de Janeiro-São Paulo flights. The airline reported it needs more time to bring additional planes into service and all flights are cancelled until further notice. is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nordeste Linhas Aereas Regionais is an airline based in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. ...


On July 28, 2006, Varig announced they were cutting 60% of their staff. Varig laid off 5,500 of the 9,485 jobs, with a remaining workforce of only 3,985. is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On August 23, 2006, Varig announced plans to lease 50 new Embraer ERJ 190/195 aircraft under the BNDES Bank in Brazil. Varig also claims it is negotiating with aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus. {| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Embraer E-Jets are a series of narrowbody, twin-engined, medium range, jet airliners, produced in Brazil. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... This article is about the airliner manufacturer. ...


On September 13, 2006, Varig announced its intentions to resume more international flights in two stages, when given authorization by federal aviation authorities. In the first stage, Varig plans to resume flights to Mexico, Peru, and England within 180 days. In the second stage, flights to Chile, United States, and Portugal are expected. is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


On November 29, 2006, Varig announced periodic expansions to its domestic routes for the Brazilian summer season. Varig will begin these seven new routes (including three new destinations) starting December 18, 2006, and lasting through March 4, 2007. [1] is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On December 14, 2006, under a deal hammered out between new Varig, the bankruptcy court, the two agencies regulating commercial aviation and VarigLog the new owners of Varig, new air operators certificates (Certificação de Homologação de Empresas de Transporte Aéreo - CHETA) were granted by Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil - ANAC) to new Varig (VRG Linhas Aéreas)[3] [2]. VarigLog purchased the ailing airline in July 2006 for $24.5 million. Soon after the certificates´ arrival, orders for 16 aircraft will go forward, to bring the fleet to 31 aircraft.[4] is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Varig Logística (aka VarigLog) is a cargo airline, based in São Paulo, Brazil. ...


On December 21, 2006, VARIG Brazilian Airlines (or "old" VARIG) was suspended from membership in Star Alliance as of 31 January 2007 because it did not fulfill membership requirements.[5] is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... All Nippon Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 in Star Alliance livery while still maintaining its corporate logo on the tail, the only Star Alliance member to do so. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


The new Varig had struggled to find a strategic partner, after relaunch in December 2006, with aircraft, network and personnel inherited from the old airline. Lack of market credibility and the suspension of domestic and international routes let to monthly losses as high as US$20 million. In January 2007 LAN Airlines of Chile offered a US$17.1 million loan, in an unsuccessful attempt to acquire a 20% stake in the airline.[6] LAN Airlines Sociedad Anónima NYSE: LFL (formerly LanChile) is an airline based in Santiago, Chile. ...


On March 28, 2007, Varig was officially purchased by Gol Transportes Aéreos for US$320 million. Gol announced that Varig will continue to operate under its current name. The current fleet of 17 aircraft is to be increased to 34, consisting of 20 Boeing 737 and 14 Boeing 767. With the new fleet Varig will operate to 12 international destinations: Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Caracas, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, New York, Miami, Mexico City and Santiago. Varig's international flights will no longer have First Class, therefore consisting only of Economy Class and Business (Executive) Class. Gol may also be negotiating the lease of four to six Boeing 777 - Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to resume Varig international routes. Key domestic services will be operated, including the Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo shuttle, exploiting Varig's 124 slots at Congonhas-São Paulo International Airport. is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Gol Transportes Aéreos is a low-cost airline based in São Paulo, Brazil. ... Congonhas/São Paulo Internacional Airport or Congonhas Airport (IATA: CGH, ICAO: SBSP) is one of São Paulos three commercial airports, situated 8 kilometres from the city downtown at Avenida Washington Luís s/n° - Campo Belo. ...


On June 21, 2007, Constantino de Oliveira Jr., the CEO of Gol Transportes Aéreos announced Varig's immediate future plans for its fleet and destinations. The plan includes the acquistion of nine of the more fuel efficient Boeing 737-800 model and 10 Boeing 767. Constantino also announced that the airline is in negotiations with both Boeing and Airbus for the acquisition of either Boeing 787 or Airbus A350 aircraft.The plan also includes flights to Madrid, London, Paris, Milan,Rome and Mexico City by the end of 2007, and New York City and Miami in 2008. [7] [update needed] is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Gol Transportes Aéreos is a low-cost airline based in São Paulo, Brazil. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... This article is about the airliner manufacturer. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently in production by Boeing Commercial Airplanes and scheduled to enter service in November 2008. ... A350 redirects here. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Type Anti-tank Nationality Joint France/Germany Era Cold War, modern Launch platform Individual, Vehicle Target Vehicle, Fortification History Builder MBDA, Bharat Dynamics (under license) Date of design 70s Production period since 1972 Service duration since 1972 Operators 41 countries Variants MILAN 1, MILAN 2, MILAN 2T, MILAN 3, MILAN... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... Mexico City (in Spanish: Ciudad de México, México, D.F. or simply México) is the capital city of Mexico. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ...


Statistics

As of 2004, combined with its subsidiaries Rio-Sul and Nordeste, Varig carried approximately 13 million passengers annually and had over 11,000 full-time employees. As of December 31, 2004, Varig had total operating revenues of $3.4 billion, of which about $3.15 billion was from flight operations. As of May 2005, Varig's share of passengers flying into or out of Brazil was 43% for the South American market, 17% for the United States market, 35% for the European market, and 48% for the Asian market. Varig employs 3,985 staff. As of February 2007, Varig held 4.54% of the domestic Brazilian market, doubling its previous 2.2% share of August 2006, but still well below the 25.02% held in August 2005, and only 21.64% of the International market, compared to 76.06% one year before. Rio Sul Serviços Aéreos Regionais is an airline based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ... Nordeste Linhas Aereas Regionais is an airline based in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Flight (disambiguation). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... Look up Domestic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up share on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article needs cleanup. ...


Incidents and accidents

Varig has had five relevant events since 1970:

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Destinations

See article Varig destinations. List of Varig destinations. ...


Current Fleet

VARIG-VRG Linhas Aéreas Passenger Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(Business/Economy Class)
Routes Notes
Boeing 737-300 15 136 (0/136) Short haul and regional routes To be phased out by 2009 and replaced by 737-800
Boeing 767-200ER 1
(2 order)
201 (15/160) Mexico city
Boeing 767-300ER 7
(9 orders)
268 (18/250) or 250 (12/30/200) Long haul routes Delivery ongoing until April 2008
Boeing 737-800 NG 3 (6 orders) 177 (0/177) Medium haul routes Delivery begins in 2007
Boeing 737-800 SFP NG 0
(4 orders)
177(0/177) Medium haul routes delivery begins 2007
Total number of aircraft 23
(21 orders)
Updated: October 2007

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Retired Fleet

Aircraft retired due to financial crisis in June of 2006:

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Rio-Sul and Nordeste retired aircraft: Lufthansa Airbus A300 The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range, wide-body family of aircraft manufactured by Airbus between 1972 and the present. ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... Sun Country 727 The Boeing 727 was, for a very long time, the most popular jet_liner in the world. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft, which revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s and is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made (also see Boeing 707 and Boeing 747). ... The Douglas DC-6 is a piston-powered airliner and transport aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1946 to 1959. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ... Biman Bangladesh Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engined long-range airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... The Convair 240 was an American airliner produced by Convair from 1947 to 1956. ... NASA Convair 990 The Convair 990 Coronado was a jet airliner produced by the Convair division of General Dynamics, a stretched version of their earlier Convair 880 produced in response to a request from American Airlines. ... The Lockheed Constellation, affectionately known as the “Connie”, was a four-engine propeller-driven airliner built by Lockheed between 1943 and 1958 at its Burbank, California, USA, facility. ... The Lockheed L-188 Electra is an American turboprop airliner built by Lockheed. ...

The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... EMB 110 Bandeirante The Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante (Portuguese: Scout) is a general purpose 15-21 passenger twin-turboprop light transport aircraft suitable for military and civil duties. ... The Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia is a twin-turboprop commuter airliner, produced by Embraer. ... Embraer 145 of the Brazilian police (Photo: Lindomar Cruz /ABr) Embraer ERJ 135 American Eagle ERJ 140 British Airways Citiexpress (Now BA Connect) ERJ 145 in British Airways utopia livery Pathania Embraer ERJ 145 cockpit Régional ERJ145 operating for Air France bmi regional ERJ 145 The Embraer ERJ 145... The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. ... The Fokker 50 is a turboprop-powered airliner, designed as a refinement of and successor to the highly successful Fokker F27 Friendship. ...

External links

References

  1. ^ Ruben Berta Foundation
  2. ^ O Globo
  3. ^ Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil - Brasil 14 December 2006
  4. ^ Flight International 12-18 December 2006
  5. ^ VARIG leaving Star Alliance 21 December 2006
  6. ^ Jackson Flores. "Brazil's Gol nets ailing Varig successor", Flight International, 2007-04-03, p. 8. 
  7. ^ Interview-The Expansion of Varig (in Portuguese) 21 June 2007

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