The Boeing 727 was, for a very long time, the most popular jet-liner in the world. The 727 first took to the skies during the 1960s, much earlier than its bigger and more famous sister the Boeing 747. Through its exceptional fuel efficiency it can fly both long- and short-range routes.
The 727-200 is a stretched version of the 727-100. 727-200s maiden flight was on July 27, 1967 and was granted certification in November that year. The 727-200 entered service with the Northeast Airlines, (an airline that was later acquired by Delta) the following month. The 727-200 boosted in sales but it has quite a poor range, so Boeing developed the increased range Advanced 727-200. The 727-200 remains popular with passengers and pilots