McDonnell Douglas MD-11 - Varig
Varig (Viação Aérea RIo-Grandense) was the national airline of Brasil. The airline was founded in 1927 and became the biggest air carrier of South-America. In 2006 it was taken over by Gol Airlines and absorbed as 'New Varig'.
Varig was one of the bigger users of the McDonnell Douglas MD-11. The airline has had 26 different aircraft in service. The first MD-11s were delivered in 1991 and the last aircraft left the fleet in 2008. Varig was also user of several other widebody aircraft types like the McDonnell Douglas DC-10, Boeing 747, 767 and 777, and Airbus A300.
The photographs show MD-11s in two different liveries. The newest colour scheme is shown on the photograph above. Both pictures are taken at Frankfurt Rhein/Main Airport.