ICAO aircraft code B727
Manufacturer Boeing
Country United States
New price USD 22 million (1982)

The Boeing 727 is an American narrow-body airliner that was developed and produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
After the heavy 707 quad-jet was introduced in 1958, Boeing addressed the demand for shorter flight lengths from smaller airports.
On December 5, 1960, the 727 was launched with 40 orders each from United Airlines and Eastern Air Lines.
The first 727-100 rolled out November 27, 1962, first flew on February 9, 1963, and entered service with Eastern on February 1, 1964.
Boeing’s only trijet is powered by Pratt & Whitney JT8D low-bypass turbofans below a T-tail, one on each side of the rear fuselage and a center one fed through an S-duct.
It shares its six-abreast upper fuselage cross-section and cockpit with the 707.
The 133ft (40.5m) long 727-100 typically carries 106 passengers in two classes over 2,250nmi (4,170km), or 129 in a single class.
Launched in 1965, the stretched 727-200 flew in July 1967 and entered service with Northeast Airlines that December.
The 20ft (6.1m) longer variant typically carries 134 passengers in two classes over 2,550nmi (4,720km), or 155 in a single class.
Besides the airliner accommodation, a freighter and a Quick Change convertible version were offered.
The 727 was used for many domestic flights and on some international flights within its range.
Airport noise regulations have led to hush kit installations.

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General

ICAO aircraft code
B727
Manufacturer
Boeing
Manufactured
1962 - 1984
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD 22 million (1982)

Aircraft performance

Engine:
3x Pratt And Whitney P&W JT8D-7/9/11
Turbofan
Power:
17,400 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
534 Kts
989 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
106 Kts
Travel range:
2,690 Nm
4,982 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
0.24 Nm / gallon
0.117 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
42,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
2500 feet / minute
12.70meter / second
Take Off Distance:
1768 meter - 5,800.45 feet
Landing Distance:
1548 meter - 5,078.68 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
95,100 Kg
209,657 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
73,100 Kg
161,156 lbs
Max Payload:
19,660 Kg
43,342 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
10,570 gallon
40,012 liter
Baggage Volume:
43 m3 / 1,519 ft3

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About the Boeing 727

The Boeing 727 is an American narrow-body airliner that was developed and produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
After the heavy 707 quad-jet was introduced in 1958, Boeing addressed the demand for shorter flight lengths from smaller airports.
On December 5, 1960, the 727 was launched with 40 orders each from United Airlines and Eastern Air Lines.
The first 727-100 rolled out November 27, 1962, first flew on February 9, 1963, and entered service with Eastern on February 1, 1964.

Boeing’s only trijet is powered by Pratt & Whitney JT8D low-bypass turbofans below a T-tail, one on each side of the rear fuselage and a center one fed through an S-duct.
It shares its six-abreast upper fuselage cross-section and cockpit with the 707.
The 133ft (40.5m) long 727-100 typically carries 106 passengers in two classes over 2,250nmi (4,170km), or 129 in a single class.
Launched in 1965, the stretched 727-200 flew in July 1967 and entered service with Northeast Airlines that December.
The 20ft (6.1m) longer variant typically carries 134 passengers in two classes over 2,550nmi (4,720km), or 155 in a single class.
Besides the airliner accommodation, a freighter and a Quick Change convertible version were offered.

The 727 was used for many domestic flights and on some international flights within its range.
Airport noise regulations have led to hush kit installations.
Its last commercial passenger flight was in January 2019.
It was succeeded by the 757-200 and larger variants of the 737.
As of May2020, a total of 13 Boeing 727s (1× 727-100s and 12× -200s) were in commercial service with six airlines, plus one in government and private use.
There have been 118 fatal incidents involving the Boeing 727.
Production ended in September 1984 with 1,832 having been built.

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