boeing 727-223

N874AA

OVERVIEW

The Airline History Museum welcomes Boeing 727-223 tail number N874AA as our latest addition. This new addition comes courtesy of the Musuem of Flight in Seattle, Washington.  We are fortunate to have developed a great relationship with the Museum of Flight and they have graciously donated this aircraft to our museum.  This project came about when they began planning a new building that would house many of the prototypes from Boeing including the 787 and 747.

Stored away at Paine Field in Everette Washington, the museum had acquired the very first 727 which was delivered in 1963.  With decision made to ferry N7001U to Boeing Field and add it to the new facility the MOF was running short on space.   N874AA was in need of a new home.

Fortunately, one of our favorite members, John DeLapena was visiting the MOF at that time and discovered the American Airlines 727 was in danger of being scrapped.  He spoke to Bob Bogash and asked if they would let our museum provide it a new home.  Bob, being the passionate aviation preservationist that he is, went to work with the MOF board and staff to make it happen.  On March 4th 2016, the MOF signed the aircraft over to the museum.  The crews are hard at work to prepare the aircraft for its ferry flight to its new home at Hangar 9.

You can follow the progress here and for more live news on the progress, follow the aircraft on Facebook.

HISTORY OF THE AIRCRAFT
  • On April 12, 1978 Transport Category Airworthiness is issued
  • On April 13, 1978 American Airlines takes possession.
  • January 21, 2003 The Museum of Flight takes possession.
  • March 4, 2016, Airline History Museum takes possession.
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AIRCRAFT SPECS
  • Wingspan: 108ft
  • Length: 153ft
  • Height: 34ft
  • Engines: JT8D-9A
  • Range: 2,300 nmi