The last passenger 727 has finally retired.
On Sunday, Flight 851 operated by Iran Aseman Airline made it’s final flight.The Flight between Zahedan and Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport lasted two hours. The 727-200 Advance, tail registered EP-ASB landed it ended a 55 year service of an incredible aircraft.
The iconic single-aisle trijet was one of the first successful short and mid-range passenger jets. While there are no more passenger 727s, there are still a handful of cargo 727s flying all over the world.
The Boeing 727 came into the public eye in 1962 and entered service in 1963,It could fly more passengers than most other narrowbody aircraft and it could do so at higher speeds and at a lower operating cost per passenger.
During the aircraft’s successful production run, 1,831 Boeing 727s were delivered. When production ended in 1984, it was the most widely sold commercial jet in history — a total that has since been taken by the 737. Today. Iran Aseman Airline remained quiet on their Boeing 727 retirements.
An end of an era has finally come to a closed. Almost 55 years after it’s first introduction to the world.