Boeing 727 3D model on Flatpyramid.
The Boeing 727 was well received by the airlines and in the 1960s quickly spread outside the US, especially in Latin America and the Mediterranean. For a number of airlines, it became the first type of aircraft used and the main “workhorse” for performing regular passenger flights and then charter and cargo flights over medium distances. The emergence of a more economical twin-engine Boeing 737 in the late 1960s led to a decrease in the number of orders for the 727th. However, even after the 1974 oil crisis, airlines again filled the order book for this aircraft, mainly on its cargo versions. The last airliner was delivered to the customer in 1984, most of the major airlines of developed countries were decommissioned by the beginning of the 2000s Boeing 727.
The launch of the Boeing 727 gave the company a significant advantage over competitors from McDonnell Douglas, who were able to offer the same aircraft (MD-80) to the market very late, when the airlines had already ordered the Boeing 737 to work with Boeing. predetermined by a good market reaction to its predecessor. Another development of the type was the Boeing 757, which has a greater range and capacity than the Boeing 727 and is especially demanded by cargo carriers as a replacement for the Boeing 727.