VASP Boeing 737-200 (PP-SMA) already has new owner

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VASP Boeing 737-200 (PP-SMA) already has new owner

Post by lorDuckFeet » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:13 pm

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The Boeing 737-200 is parked since 2004 in a remote area of the airport Confins . The aircraft , manufactured in 1969 , was sold for £ 92,000 at an auction on 30 October.

The buyer is a partner in a business group of hoteliers and real estate in Minas . He said that soon , the aircraft will be exposed to the public and he is keen to preserve the memory of the PP-SMA , prefix the Boeing 737 which was the first to fly in Latin America and record by flying more time in a single company air . Boeing , who contacted and made an excellent offer to buy it and take it to the museum it in Seattle, United States , and beyond offer another similar aircraft in exchange for PP-SMA , but the offer was rejected.

Despite the poor condition of the fuselage , the interior of the main cabin has remained largely intact , with leather armchairs and coatings in good condition . Already in the cockpit , lack many facilities , but that the entrepreneur is already providing to leave the original cockpit . As the plane was not boasting more turbines coupled to the wings , the winner of the auction said it will put the fairings for the external appearance is identical to that of an aircraft still in operation .

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The businessman plan to paint the plane again with the colors of VASP in the same scheme when it stopped operating, for that is seeking permission to use the trademark of the airline, which was confirmed by the bankruptcy Superior Court of Justice (STJ ) in June 2013. The only investment in the reform of the aircraft is about £ 90,000 ($ 40,000), but the values ​​for the dismantling and transfer of the aircraft were not disclosed.

The Boeing shall leave the airport Confins at most 30 days, according to the buyer and the logistics have been studied with transit authorities and Infraero. "We have some cool ideas, but at the moment we will not reveal, but aviation fans will enjoy," said the buyer in a mysterious tone.

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Re: VASP Boeing 737-200 (PP-SMA) already has new owner

Post by aeTIos » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:42 am

I thought that the original prefix was to be conserved, but I spotted PP-SFI on the fuselage?
Also I'm not sure if the pounds you mentioned were UK pounds sterling, but a quick google revealed that if it is, the USD price would not be 40000 but 150000.

The renovation looks pretty much like a success. :D

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Re: VASP Boeing 737-200 (PP-SMA) already has new owner

Post by lorDuckFeet » Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:40 pm

In the site of conversion values , has ​​given this price :lol:

  The aircraft in the photo above are preserved (PP-SMW) and (PP-SFI). The PP-SMA continues like this

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_uRX1wGVlxMw/S ... t+2008.jpg

but at least two are already in their places :)

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Re: VASP Boeing 737-200 (PP-SMA) already has new owner

Post by vandal » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:03 pm

Without searching google.
What's the importance of this aircraft?
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Re: VASP Boeing 737-200 (PP-SMA) already has new owner

Post by NightRaven » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:57 pm

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lucas wrote:to preserve the memory of the PP-SMA , prefix the Boeing 737 which was the first to fly in Latin America and record by flying more time in a single company air .

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Re: VASP Boeing 737-200 (PP-SMA) already has new owner

Post by vandal » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:15 pm

Erm, yeah, thanks I read that. So Again, I ask, what's the importance of this aircraft?
That doesn't sound very spectacular.
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Re: VASP Boeing 737-200 (PP-SMA) already has new owner

Post by CalvT » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:40 am

vandal wrote:That doesn't sound very spectacular.
There are hundreds of 737s in South America, with the main plane for most South American airlines being this plane or the A320. Based on my highly scientific but most likely incorrect calculations, there are around 30 airlines in South America, and at least 500 737s flying around. While this may seem a small amount (there are around 5000 737s flying today)most of these airlines are small, so the 737 is the backbone of the fleet. South American airlines also tend to end up with the old planes from the North American and European airlines. Trust me, I've been on quite a few of them!
So this plane is the first of these, so is quite a symbol to the South American market.
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Re: VASP Boeing 737-200 (PP-SMA) already has new owner

Post by lorDuckFeet » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:12 pm

See the difference here in Brazil, when we lose one flagship:
Boeing 727-100
Boeing 727-200
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Boeing 737-200
Boeing 737-300
Airbus A300-B4-203
Boeing 747-200
Boeing 747-300/300 Combi
Boeing 767-200/200ER
Boeing 737-300/300ER
Boeing 747-400
Embraer EMB 110
McDonnell Douglas MD-11
Boeing 737-400
Boeing 737-700
Boeing 737-800
Boeing 777-200ER
Boeing 737-500
Boeing 757-200 Nowadays:
Airbus A319
Airbus A320
Airbus A320neo
Airbus A321-200
Airbus A330-200
Boeing 767-300ER
Boeing 777-300ER
Boeing 737-700/800
ATR 42-300/320/400
ATR 42-500/600
ATR 72-200/500/600
Embraer 170
Embraer 190
Embraer 195

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