727 Fact Sheet

The Eastern 727 fleet consisted of a number of different variations of the basic Boeing aircraft. They varied in size, weight, engines, installed equipment, and seating arrangement. This table gives some idea of the general specifications of the aircraft and the differences among the different models.

Principal Dimensions and Specifications
  727-100 727-100/QC 727-225 727-225A
Wingspan 108' 108' 108' 108'
Length 133' 2" 133' 2" 153' 2" 153' 2"
Height 34' 34' 34' 34'
Operating Mode   Mode A Mode B Mode A Mode B Mode A Mode B
Aircraft Number 101-117 119-150 151-175 825-837
839-850
All 851-869 801-819
870-892
Max Taxi Weight 153,000 161,000 161,000 170,000 173,000 173,000 173,000 176,500 183,000
Max Land Weight 135,000 137,500 137,500 137,500 154,500 154,500 154,500 154,500 154,500
Max Zero Fuel 120,000 123,500 123,500 132,000 136,000 138,000 136,000 138,000 138,000
Engines P&W JT8D-7B P&W JT8D-15
Load Limit - Flaps Up +2.5g to -1.0g
Load Limit - Flaps Down +2.0g to -0.0g
Airspeed Limits
Max Operating VMO .90 Mach
Flaps Extended 2 230 KIAS
Flaps Extended 5 215 KIAS
Flaps Extended 15 205 KIAS
Flaps Extended 25 185 KIAS
Flaps Extended 30 180 KIAS 185 KIAS
Flaps Extended 40 170 KIAS 175 KIAS
Gear Operating VLO  
     Extend 270 KIAS/.83 Mach
     Retract 200 KIAS
Gear Extended VLE 320 KIAS/.83 Mach
Takeoff and Landing Limits
Temperature (Sea Level) -65.2 to +120.2 F
Altitude -1,000' to 10,000' -1,000' to 8,400' -1,000' to 10,000'
Runway Slope 2%
Max Tailwind 10 Knots
Revised: 24 March 1999