Produced by Boeing between 1962 and 1984, the 727 trijet was a popular aircraft for mid-range flights. In total, 1,832 models of the plane were built. Today we will look at which ten North American operators are still flying this iconic airliner.

All the information below was gathered from the aviation data and statistics website ch-aviation.com.

Malibu Consulting

Delivered new to Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) in 1967, the Boeing 727-100 with the registration VP-BAP went to Fun Air in 1984 and then Malibu Consulting in 2004. No data is provided on how many flight cycles the plane has performed.

Kalitta Charters II

First delivered in 1970, Pan Am acquired the Boeing 727-200 with the registration N724CK in 1989. In 1995, it went to Mexicargo, who converted it into a freighter. In 2005 the plane was acquired by Kalitta Charters II and is currently listed as undergoing maintenance. As of 2009, it is listed as having performed 44,609 flight cycles.

Vallejo Company

First delivered to Canadian Airlines in 1971, Boeing 727-100 with the registration N311AG joined the Vallejo Company in 1986. There is no date to say how many flight cycles the aircraft has performed.

Everts Air Cargo

Delivered new to Braniff International Airways in 1976, the Boeing 727-200 with the registration N794AJ later flew for PEOPLExpress, Continental Airlines, Pan Am, and Delta Air Lines before being converted into a freighter by Amerijet International in 1994. The aircraft joined Everts Air Cargo in 2011. In 2014 the plane was recorded as having performed 47,591 flight cycles.

Interjet West

First delivered to American Airlines in 1976, the Boeing 727-200 with the registration N209TR joined EAT Leipzig, who converted it into a freighter in 1995. It later flew for Swiftair, SNAS Aviation, and Sierra West Airlines before joining Interjet West in 2015. As of 2008, it was listed as having performed 45,841 flight cycles.

Gulf & Caribbean Cargo

Delivered new to ANA in 1978, the Boeing 727-200 with the registration N281FL later joined Korean Air in 1990. After six years in Korea, it went to Pacific Air Express, which converted it into a freighter. From 2000 it flew for TransAustralian Air Express, Afrijet Airlines, Flair Air, and Kelowna Flightcraft before joining Gulf & Caribbean Cargo in 2014. In 2014 the plane was recorded as having performed 44,631 flight cycles.

USA Jet Airlines

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Boeing 727 USA Jet

Delivered new to American Airlines in 1981, the Boeing 727-200 with the registration N727US was then acquired in 2000 by Capital Cargo International Airlines, who converted it into a freighter. In 2014 the plane went to USA Jet Airlines. As of 2012, the aircraft was listed as having performed 35,759 flight cycles.

USA Jet Airlines

Delivered new to American Airlines in 1981, the Boeing 727-200 with the registration N726US was then acquired in 2000 by Capital Cargo International Airlines, who converted it into a freighter. In 2012 it went to Cargojet Airways before joining USA Jet Airlines in 2014. As of 2012, the plane has performed 37,884 flight cycles.

Raytheon Technologies

Delivered new to American Airlines in 1981, the Boeing 727-200 with the registration N289MT was acquired by Raytheon Technologies in 2002. As of 2012, it is listed as having performed 27,610 flight cycles.

Kalitta Charters II

First delivered to the Dubai Air Wing in 1982, the Boeing 727-200 with the registration N729CK then saw time spent with Emirates and Qatar Airways before going to Astar Air Cargo, who converted it into a freighter in 2001. The plane joined Kalitta Charters II in 2012. As of January 2009, the aircraft has performed 19,469 flight cycles.

Kalitta Charters II

First delivered to the Dubai Air Wing in 1982, the Boeing 727-200 with the registration N726CK then saw time spent with Emirates and Qatar Airways before going to Astar Air Cargo, who converted it into a freighter in 2001. The plane joined Kalitta Charters II in 2010 and, as of 2009, had 21,249 flight cycles.

Gulf & Caribbean Cargo

Delivered new to FedEx in 1984, the Boeing 727-200(F) with the registration N216WE joined Gulf & Caribbean Cargo in 2011. In 2014 the aircraft was recorded as having performed 22,087 flight cycles.

Gulf & Caribbean Cargo

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FedEx Boeing 727

Delivered new to FedEx in 1984, the Boeing 727-200(F) with the registration N215WE joined Gulf & Caribbean Cargo in 2011. As of 2014, the aircraft was recorded as having performed 21,594 flight cycles. The plane is currently listed as undergoing maintenance.

Source: simpleflying.com

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