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The Boeing 727, an American classic of the skies.
It first flew in 1963 and entered service the following year. The only trijet aircraft to be produced by Boeing, it has had an impressive career and continues to serve in exotic locations today. Some 1832 airframes of this narrow-body jet liner were produced in two series, the ‘100’ and the ‘200’, up till 1984.
The tag in your possession was upcycled from the 727 aircraft with a rich and interesting history. Starting her career with Japanese – All Nippon Airways (ANA) as JA8355 in 1978, she was in active service up till 1990.
In the new decade the aircraft began her life in South Korea with the flag carrier – Korean Air, where she remained in active service till 1996 as HL7357 before returning to the United States.
The service in North America began with Dallas Aerospace where the aircraft served up till the new millennium under the registration of N240RC. In the year 2000, the 727 was re-registered to N724YS and began its service at Frys Electronics. The aircraft received an upgrade to ‘SUPER 27’ variant at some point in the States, as well as 58 VIP interior configuration, long range tanks, winglets and most importantly - Stage III Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217C for improved performance. Most notably, the aircraft was involved with carrying football and hockey teams on charters across the North America.
In 2017, the ‘SUPER 27’ was purchased by TAG Aviation in the United Kingdom under the registration 2-SEVN. It was found at the Lasham Airfield, where it became a parts donor for the remaining active fleet of 2Excel Aviation, with its final scrapping process commencing in the fall of 2022.