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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Boeing 727 crashed on TV

Discovery crashes a Boeing 727-212 in the Mexican desert for a flight test. and passenger suvivibility test.  I was watching it and decided to do a search on background information.

They used a Boeing727-212(first owner was Singapore air)  I posted a listing that I reproduced here back when I first started blogging.  I found the plane codes when I was searching for information on the airport movies(here)

The Boeing 727-200

Country of origin  
United States of America
Photos  
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Powerplants  
Three 64.5kN (14,500lb) Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9 turbofans, or 67.2kN (15,000lb) JT8D-11s, or 68.9kN (15,500lb) JT8D-15s or 71.1kN (16,000lb) JT8D-17s (Advanced only), or 77.3kN (17,400lb) JT8D-17Rs (Advanced only).
Performance  
Advanced 727-200 - Max speed 1017km/h (549kt), max cruising speed 953km/h (515kt), economical cruising speed 865km/h (467kt). Range with max payload 3965km (2140nm), range with max fuel 4450km (2400nm).
Weights  
Advanced 727-200 - Operating empty 45,360kg (100,000lb), max takeoff 95,030kg (209,500lb).
Dimensions  
Wing span 32.92m (108ft 0in), length 46.69m (153ft 2in), height 10.36m (34ft 0in). Wing area 157.9m2 (1700sq ft).
Capacity  
727-200 - Max seating for 189 at six abreast and 76cm (30in) pitch, typical two class seating for 14 premium class and 131 economy class passengers.
727-200F - Typical max payload comprises 11 2.23m x 3.17m (7ft 4in x 10ft 5in) pallets.
Production  
1831 727s of all models built when production ceased in 1984, including 1249 200s. Approx 940 727-200s in commercial service at late 1998, with a further 15 as corporate transports.
Type  
Short to medium range narrowbody airliner
Schematics  

History  
The 727-100 had been in service barely a year when Boeing began serious consideration of a stretched, greater capacity development.
This resulted in the 727-200, which Boeing announced it was developing in August 1965. The 727-200 was essentially a minimum change development of the 100, the only major change being the 6.10m (20ft) fuselage stretch, which increased maximum seating to 189 passengers. The 727-200's stretch consisted of two 3.05m (10ft) plugs, one forward and one rear of the wing. Otherwise the 727-100 and 200 shared common engines, fuel tank capacity and the same maximum takeoff weight.
The first flight of the 727-200 occurred on July 27 1967, with certification granted in late November that year. The -200 was placed into service by launch customer Northeast Airlines (this airline was later acquired by Delta) the following month, by which time total 727 orders for both models had exceeded 500.
The 727-200 helped broaden the sales appeal of the 727 considerably and snared significant sales. However the 200 was restricted by its relatively short range, due to it having the same fuel capacity as the 727-100, so Boeing developed the increased range Advanced 727-200. First flown in March 1972 changes introduced on the Advanced model included increased fuel capacity, and thus range, the option of more powerful engines, quieter engine nacelles and strengthened structure. The Advanced remained the primary 727-200 production model until production ceased in 1984.
The 727-200 remains popular with passengers and pilots but it does not meet Stage 3 noise requirements. To overcome this a number of hushkit programs are on offer while Valsan converted 23 727s to its Stage 3 compliant Quiet 727 standard (before the company collapsed). This retrofit included installing JT8D-217s on the outer pylons and acoustic treatment of the centre engine. Other 727s have been fitted with winglets for improved performance.
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Boeing Aircraft Co customer codes

If y'll  always wondered where the number behind the airplane model number is:    I mentioned the 707 mentioned in the origional airplane movie was a Boeing 707 348C   means that the airplane was a 707 300 series airplane and the 48 was the build customer for that airplane.  Looking at our trusty list below, the launch customer was AER LINGUShttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aer_Lingus

Unique, fixed Boeing customer codes have been used by Boeing Commercial Airplanes to identify the original customer for an aircraft since the advent of the Boeing 707.
An example would be a Boeing 747-400 ordered by British Airways would be a Boeing 747-436 (36 being the customer code). The codes do not change if the aircraft is subsequently sold as they reflect the original configuration of the aircraft.
Before the 707, Boeing used a generally similar system to identify the presence of detailed variations or options requested by particular customers, but the codes were not customer-specific. A Boeing 377 Stratocruiser built to the requirements of United Air Lines, for instance, was designated a Model 377-10-34. Today, the permanent code denoting United Airlines is 22, not 34.
The order of codes has not been sequential, as the first 707 was designated the 707-120 by Boeing, so the customer codes started at 21:
  • 21 to 99 - First Sequence
  • 01 to 19 - Second Sequence
  • A0 to Z9 - Third Sequence
  • 0A to 9Z - Fourth Sequence
  • AA to ZZ - Fifth and current sequence
Airlines in italics are defunct.
Code↓ Customer↓ Notes↓
01 Piedmont Airlines 737, 767
02 Northern Consolidated Airlines 737
03 Caribair (Caribbean Atlantic Airlines) Not used
04 Britannia AirwaysThomson Airways 737, 757, 767
05 Braathens SAFEBraathens 737, 767
06 KLM 737, 747, 767, 777
07 Luftwaffe 707
08 Icelandair 727, 737, 757
09 China Airlines 707, 727, 737, 747, 767
10 Wien ConsolidatedWien Air Alaska 737
11 Wardair 707, 727, 747
12 Malaysia-Singapore AirlinesSingapore Airlines 707, 727, 737, 747, 757, 777
13 Ariana Afghan Airlines 727
14 Pacific Southwest Airlines 727, 737
15 Lake Central Airlines Not used
16 LAN Airlines 707, 727, 767, 777
17 Canadian Pacific Air Lines 727, 737, 747, 767
18 British European Airways Not used
19 New Zealand National Airways CorporationAir New Zealand 737, 747, 767, 777
20 Boeing
21 Pan American World Airways 707, 720B, 727, 747
22 United Airlines 720, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777
23 American Airlines 707, 720, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777
24 Continental Airlines 707, 720, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777
25 Eastern Air Lines 720, 727, 757
26 United States Air Force (USAF) - Military Air Transport Service (MATS) C-137
27 Braniff 707, 720, 727, 747
28 Air France 707, 727, 737, 747, 767, 777
29 Sabena/Brussels Airlines 707, 727, 737, 747
30 Deutsche Lufthansa/Condor 707, 720, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767
31 Trans World Airlines 707, 717, 727, 747, 757, 767
32 Delta Air Lines 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777
33 Air Canada 727, 747, 767, 777
34 Transair Sweden 727
35 National Airlines 727, 747
36 BOACBritish Airways 707, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777
37 Air India 707, 737, 747, 777
38 Qantas 707, 737, 747, 767
39 Cubana 707 (not del)
40 Pakistan International Airlines 707, 720, 737, 747, 777
41 Varig Brazilian Airlines 707, 727, 737, 747, 767
42 Nordair 727, 737
43 Alitalia 727, 747, 767, 777
44 South African Airways 707, 727, 737, 747
45 Seaboard World Airlines 707, 747
46 Japan Airlines (JAL) 727, 737, 747, 767, 777, 787
47 Western Airlines 707, 720, 727, 737
48 Aer Lingus 707, 720, 737, 747
49 Flying Tiger Line 707, 747
50 Trek Airways
51 Northwest Orient Airlines → Northwest Airlines 707, 720, 727, 747, 757
52 Aeromexico 737, 767
53 United States Air Force 707 (C-137), 737 (T-43)
       
More at this linkhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Boeing_customer_codes


Boeing 727-212(Adv) Original model: 727-212
XB-MNP
 
Aircraft History
REG OPB DATE COMMENTS
9V-SGBSingapore Airlines 1977-09-26  
PP-SMKVASP 1980-06-17  
N26729Alaska Airlines 1982-03-07  
N293ASAlaska Airlines 1986-03 Re-registered 
N293ASExpress One International 1993-03 Sub-Leased 
N293ASAV Atlantic 1995-11-20 Leased 
N293ASSterling One 1995-12-01 Sub-Leased 
N293ASChampion Air 1997-09-23 Leased 
XB-MNPUnknown   


CN/MSN:21348
Line No.:1287
Current Registration:XB-MNP
Operator (Owner):Champion Air
Delivery Date:1997-09-23
Engine Model:JT8D-17(HK3)
F/N:
SELCAL:
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Status:W/O
Comments:Crashed as part of a TV demonstration in a desert near Laguna Salada, Mexico on April 27, 2012.
 
Related Photos:
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Photo Copyright: Josh Smith
Registration: N293AS
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Photo Copyright: Jerome Benoit
Registration: N293AS
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Photo Copyright: cicadajet/Tom Turner
Registration: N293AS
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Photo Copyright: Eric Pajaud
Registration: 9V-SGB
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Photo Copyright: Jason Whitebird

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