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B721
Name 727-100
Manufacturer BOEING
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Medium
APC C
Type code L3J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Mass group 4


Manufacturered as:

BOEING 727-100
BOEING C-22


BOEING 727-100

BOEING 727-100 BOEING 727-100 3D

Description

The Boeing 727 is an American mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine, T-tailed commercial jet airliner. The first Boeing 727 flew in 1963 and for over a decade it was the most produced commercial jet airliner in the world. When production ended in 1984, a total of 1,831 aircraft had been produced. The 727 was produced following the Boeing 707 quad-jet airliner. Designed for short-haul routes, the 727 became a mainstay of airlines' domestic route networks. A stretched variant, the 727-200, debuted in 1967. In August 2008, there were a total of 81 Boeing 727-100 aircraft and 419 727-200 aircraft in airline service.

Technical Data

Wing span 32.9 m107.94 ft
Length 40.6 m133.202 ft
Height 10.3 m33.793 ft
Powerplant 3 x P&W JT8D-7, -17R&S
Engine model Pratt & Whitney JT8D

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 470 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 2500 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.9 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 7700077,000 kg
77 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL361 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 23002,300 nm
4,259,600 m
4,259.6 km
13,975,065.627 ft
NM


Accidents & Serious Incidents involving B721

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