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Boeing 727-022

The Museum's Boeing 727-022 arriving at the Museum
Manufacturer: The Boeing Company
Model: 727-022
Year: 1963
Span: 32.9184m / 108ft
Length: 40.5902m / 133ft
Height: 10.3632m / 34ft
Wing Area: 153.285m² / 1,650ft²
Empty Weight: 36561.1kg / 80,602lbs
Gross Weight: 72576kg / 160,000lbs
Maximum Speed: 1016.89km/h
Cruise Speed: 958.964km/h / 596mph
Power Plant: Three Pratt & Whitney JT8D-1 engines
Range: 5518.87km / 3,430miles
Serial Number: 18293
Registration: N7001U

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Boeing 727-022

One of the world's classic airliners, the Boeing 727 was developed to provide economic low-altitude, high-speed cruising capability. From the time it was first flown, in February of 1963, until production ended in 1984, a total of 1,832 had rolled off factory lines and had seen service with more than 100 different airlines.

The Museum's airplane was the first 727 ever produced. Following the conclusion of Boeing's flight-test program, it entered regular passenger service with United Airlines. It is currently undergoing restoration at the Museum's Restoration Center in Everett, Washington.