Re: Varig b747-400's

Date:         03 Feb 98 19:52:59 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>A few years back Varig had 3 B744's in its fleet(PP-VPG,VPH and VPI).
>Where are they now? I understand one (at least) went to Air New Zealand.
>TRUE?

True.  Here are some brief details on these three aircraft:

reg      msn    ln    model   1stflt  del RG   gone   current
---     -----  ----  -------  ------  ------  ------  -------
PP-VPG  24956   917  747-441  920505  920601  940920  950326 Garuda PK-GSI
PP-VPH  24957   971  747-441  930401  930420  941228  950417 Air NZ ZK-SUI
PP-VPI  24896   855  747-475  910508  910531  940812  941107 Air NZ ZK-ILF

All were leased from, and subsequently returned to, ILFC.  VPG and VPH
were built for Varig as evidenced by their -441 model designation.  VPI
was built for Canadian Airlines International but never flown by them.

Varig also has six new 747-441s on order (with GE CF6-80C2B1F engines)
for delivery starting November, 1998.

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