727

727 Program Milestones

Jan. 13, 1991 First 727 built retired from United Airlines service; donated to Museum of Flight in Seattle.
Sept. 18, 1984 Last 727 delivered (a 727-200F to Federal Express) after 22 years of production; 1,832 total built.
April 6, 1983 Last 727 passenger airplane delivered to USAir.
May 26, 1982 1,800th delivered, to Pan Am.
Sept. 29, 1981 Boeing offers first 727-200 Freighter; Federal Express orders 15.
July 1979 1,599th Boeing 727 delivered, to United Airlines.
Jan. 1978 Total orders hit 1,500.
April 1977 727 becomes first "standard fuselage" U.S. transport certificated for Cat. IIIA landing (when properly equipped).
Jan. 1974 1,000th 727 delivered (Delta Air Lines).
November 1973 Delivery of first 208,000-pound, high-gross-weight version to Sterling (later upped to 210,000 pounds)
Sept. 1972 Total orders reach 1,000.
June 1972 Delivery of first Advanced 727-200, to All Nippon.
April 1971 Lufthansa, Air Algerie introduce 727s with new interiors.
Dec. 26, 1967 500th trijet 727 delivered.
Dec. 11, 1967 First 727-200 delivered; Northeast Airlines put it into service three days later.
July 27, 1967 First flight of the 727-200.
April 13, 1966 First "Quick Change" passenger-cargo model delivered to Northwest Airlines.
Aug. 5, 1965 Long-bodied 727-200 announced, for deliveries in 1967.
Feb. 1964 Eastern and United start regular 727 commercial service.
Nov. 3, 1963 727 completes 76,000-mile (121,000-km) world tour to 26 countries.
Oct. 29, 1963 First 727 delivered to United under provisional FAA Certificate.
Feb. 9, 1963 727 first flight from Renton Field.
Dec. 5, 1960 A new three-engine jet, the 727, is announced. United Airlines and Eastern Airlines each order 40.