Where is seat 20D on a Boeing 727?
The 757-200 is the definitive version and forms the majority of 757s sold. It shares its fuselage cross section with the smaller 727 and 737. Boeing positioned the plane above the 737 and as an eventual replacement for the 727. At first it was meant to be a little shorter in length. In the end it was positioned not only above the 737, but also the 727. This variant can carry 228 passengers in a…
No, John Travolta is NOT licensed to pilot a Boeing 727! He is a private pilot and do have a rating to fly as a SIC (second in command), co-pilot or First Officer (different names on the same thing!) on his Boeing 707! The rating as a SIC in a 707 gives him the privileges to act as the same in the much rarer Boeing 720 but NOT in a 727!
On a one to one basis, the Boeing 727 has had more incidents 325 verses the TU-154 which has had 179. Even if you take the number of aircraft built - 727 = 1,831 vs Tu-154 = 1,025 the 727 has the worst safety record. Couple that with the average condition of the airports a TU-154 would land on, the 727 does appear to have the worst record.
The Boeing 737 is approx (depending on wich version) 42.1 m long, and the Boeing 747 approx (depending on wich version too) is 76.4 meters long. The biggest Boeing 737 can seat up to about 190 people, and the biggest Boeing 747 can seat up to about 600 people. The 747 is a long haul aircraft which usually takes around 350 passengers; the 737 is a short haul aircraft which usually takes around 120 passengers.
Boeing has produced many different airplanes. Most current ones are in the 700s line (Boeing 707, 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, and 787). Each number has many different models and setups, as the number just specifies a general fuselage design. Some additional models are considered part of the McDonnell Douglas company, as they were built before becoming a part of Boeing.