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Força Aérea Brasileira

The Força Aérea Brasileira soon followed VASP and ordered two Series 423ETs on 19th November 1967. These two aircraft were specially fitted out by Marshall of Cambridge (Engineering) Ltd prior to delivery each with two cabins, one in an executive configuration and the other with 24 first class seats. They were accepted on 24th September 1968 and 26th March 1969 but were retained in the United Kingdom for crew training before delivery in October 1968 and May 1969. The aircraft were operated by the Grupo de Transporte Especial – GTE based in Brasilia for the carriage of the President and senior government officials until replaced by Boeing 737-200s in 1976.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes
VC-92 2110
154
423ET
13 May 69
Dec 76
To G-BEJW
VC-92 2111
118
423ET
15 Oct 68
Dec 76
To G-BEJM

 

 

Sadia S.A. - Transportes  Aéreos. - (QD) 

São Paulo-Congonhas

In February 1969 Sadia SA Transportes Aéreos based at São Paulo announced the selection of the BAC One-Eleven 500 Series to upgrade its services from Handley Page Dart Herald propeller aircraft.  The company initially ordered two Series 520FNs which were delivered in October and December 1970 in a mixed class 12 first and 74 tourist class seat configuration.  The aircraft were later changed to a single class 94 seat configuration.  Prior to delivery of these aircraft a Series 521FH was leased from Austral Lineas Aéreas initially for crew training.  The One-Eleven entered service on 17th September 1970 and was flown on schedules from its home base northwards to Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Fortaleza, São Luís and Belém. Other points served by the type were Curitiba, Florianópolis, Porto Alegre and Foz de Iguaçú.  In June 1972 the company was relaunched with the new name of TransBrasil S.A. Linhas Aéreas.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

PP-SDP

192

521FH

12Sep70
08Jan71

Leased from Austral

PP-SDQ

228

520FN

15Oct70
Jun72
 

PP-SDR

230

520FN

31Dec70
Jun72
 

 

 

TransBrasil S.A. Linhas Aéreas. - (QD & TR/TBA)

Brasília

Sadia SA Transportes Aéreos adopted this new name in June 1972 at which time the headquarters was moved to the Brazilian capital, Brasília.  At the same time it ordered a third Series 520FN which was delivered in September of the same year and changed its livery to one of six different colourful schemes representing coffee, wine, wheat, water, sun and the Amazon..  In May 1972 Transbrasil took delivery of the first of three Series 523FJs which it purchased from British Midland Airways Ltd.  Three of the company’s Heralds were traded in as part payment for these new aircraft and the remaining aircraft were delivered in November 1973 and April 1974.  A Series 530FX was leased from British Caledonian Airways Ltd from February to December 1974 while two Series 518FGs were leased from the British Aircraft Corporation in October and December 1974.  Apart from the places previously served by Sadia, the following additional destinations were soon added to the One-Eleven network:-  Aracaju, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Fernando de Noronha, Ilhéus, Londrina, Maceiό, Manaus, Salvador and Vitόria while to the south Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo were linked with Campinas.  The last aircraft was withdrawn in April 1978 after replacement by Boeing 727-100s.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Colours / Notes

PP-SDQ

228

520FN

Jun72

02Feb74

1. w/o São Paulo

PP-SDR

230

520FN

Jun72

Jan77

2. To G-BEKA

PP-SDS

236

520FN

23Sep72

05Jan77

3. w/o Campinas

PP-SDT

193

523FJ

04May73

03Aug77

4. To OB-R-1137

PP-SDU

211

523FJ

08Nov73

Apr78

5. To TG-AYA

PP-SDV

199

523FJ

11Apr74

Dec76

6. To G-AXLM

PT-TYV

200

518FG

06Dec74

Nov77

7. To LV-MEX

PT-TYW

206

518FG

10Oct74

Sep75

7. To TG-AVA

PT-TYY

240

530FX

15Feb74

13Dec74

8. To G-AZMF

 

 

Colour schemes:-

1. Coffee

2. Wheat

3. Sun

4. Amazon

5. Water

6. Wine

7. Court Line pink with TransBrasil titles and fin emblem

8. Basic BCAL colour scheme with TransBrasil titles & fin emblem

 

Viação Aérea São Paulo S.A. - VASP - (VP/VSP)

São Paulo-Congonhas

The first Brazilian customer for the One-Eleven was Viação Aérea São Paulo S.A. – VASP. Two Series 422EQs were ordered on 23rd June 1967 with an option on three more. Both of these were delivered in December 1967 in a single class 74 seat configuration but the options were not taken up. They initially operated from Porto Alegre to São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belém and Manaus and from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador, Recife and Fortaleza using the‘VP’ flight prefix. They were later employed on less densely travelled routes within Brazil before they were sold in June 1974.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes
PP-SRT
119
422EQ
19 Dec 67
May 74
To N18814
PP-SRU
126
422EQ
19 Dec 67
Jun 74
To N18813

 

 

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