More information About Boeing 727s
The first Boeing 727 was produced in 1981 and quickly gained popularity. These planes can reach an impressive speed of 609 mph, although average cruising speed is generally 500 mph. Pilots often refer to the aircraft as “the Ferrari of commercial jets.” The 727 was the largest single-aisle airplane ever produced. Over the years, Boeing created several variants of the plane to accommodate the changing times and technology, but overall, the layout remained the same. Boeing stopped producing the model in 2004.
What Is A Retired Plane?
A retired plane is a plane that is no longer in commission. These planes are deemed by airlines to be no longer safe to fly. The average lifespan of an airplane is roughly 25 years, and since Boeing stopped producing its 727 model in 2004, the number of these still flying is slowly dwindling. When a plane is retired, it’s stored and scrapped out for parts until there’s little to nothing left. Most retired planes are stored in the desert, where there is ample room to store these machines.