|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Boeing Commercial Airplanes|
|First flight||February 9, 1963|
|Introduction||February 1, 1964, with Eastern Air Lines|
|Status||In limited service|
|Primary users||Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter|
$4.25 million initially
The Boeing 727 is a midsized, narrow-body three-engined jet aircraft built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes from the early 1960s to 1984. It can carry 149 to 189 passengers and later models can fly up to 2,700 nautical miles (5,000 km) nonstop. Intended for short and medium-length flights, the 727 can use relatively short runways at smaller airports. It has three Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines below the T-tail, one on each side of the rear fuselage with a center engine that connects through an S-duct to an inlet at the base of the fin.