Boeing 727

Mon, 11 May 2020. Last updated Mon, 11 May 2020 09:07

The Boeing 727 is a narrow-body, medium-sized jet engine with three engines for commercial use. In the following article, AloTrip will share with you the most useful information about Boeing 727 aircraft.

The Boeing 727 is a narrow-body plane designed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes during the early 1960s to 1984. The aircraft has a capacity of 149 to 189 passengers and can fly on a non-stop 5000-kilometer journey. Also, it can operate short flight routes at smaller airports. Therefore, the Boeing 727 aircraft specializes in short and medium flights.

After its first flight in 1980, the Boeing 727 became the most popular plane for a long time in the world. Boeing 727 was the most consumed aircraft with 1832 ones until Boeing 737 broke its record in the 1990s. Its variants include Boeing 727-100 and Boeing 727-200.

May bay Boeing 727

Development

The Boeing 727 was developed by a compromise among United Airlines, American Airlines and Eastern Air Lines. Each airline had developed requirements for a jet aircraft to serve smaller cities, shorter runways and fewer passengers.

Although each airline had different requirements, they agreed on a trijet design for new plane. The Boeing 727 could use a shorter runway than most previous jets and had been extended to carry more passengers. It could replace previous jets and old propeller planes.

In 1984, production of the Boeing 727 ended with 1,832 aircraft built, of which 1,831 were delivered.

Operational history

On February 9, 1963, the maiden flight of Boeing 727 was made. Eastern Airlines was the first airline to fly Boeing 727 on February 1, 1964.

In 1978, the Boeing 727 was introduced to FedEx Express and remained with the airline until the 2000s.

Despite being phased out of the US domestic service because of noise regulations, Boeing 727s were still used by many airlines, namely Sun Country, Champion Air and Ryan International Airlines.

Due to economic problems and lower passenger volumes, most airlines eliminated Boeing 727 aircraft.

The last Boeing 727 commercial passenger flight was operated on January 13, 2019 by Iran Aseman Airlines in the route between Zahedan and Tehran.

Specifications

Variants

727-100

727-200

Cockpit crew

three: pilot, copilot, and flight engineer

2-class seating

106: 16F @ 38 ", 90Y @ 34"

134: 20F @ 38 ", 114Y @ 34"

1-class seating

125 @ 34 "

155 @ 34 "

Exit limit

131

189

Length

133ft2in / 40,59m

153ft2in / 46,68m

Height

34ft3in / 10,44m

34ft11in / 10,65m

Cabin width

140in / 3,56m

Wingspan

108 ft / 32,92m

Wing

1.650 sq ft (153 m 2 ),  32 ° sweep

 

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