Normally we don’t publish too often real aviation news, but this time I saw an article in CNN Travel that needs your attention.
Boeing’s famous trijet 727 makes last commercial flight
(CNN) — Air travelers will no longer be able to enjoy the Boeing 727’s distinctive design after the jet made its last commercial passenger flight.
Flying a domestic Iranian route, a 38-year-old Boeing 727-200 owned by Iran Aseman Airlines entered the history books in mid-January after a journey documented by journalist Babak Taghvaee on Twitter.
With a raked T-shaped tail and three engines, the 727 drew plenty of attention when it launched in 1962.
The design also served a practical purpose, with the mid-size plane aimed at smaller cities where airports had smaller runways that couldn’t handle the larger 707 jet.
Noisy and inefficient bah. I remember looking at the Eastern 727s from the Skydeck at KPIT. They had “Whisperjet” painted on the third engine intake. You don’t get a name like Whisperjet by being noisy and inefficient. Now you want noisy and inefficient, I submit the Hawker Siddeley Trident as a worthy contender for that title.