The 727-100 had been in service barely a year when Boeing began serious consideration of a stretched, greater capacity development. This resulted in the 727-200, which Boeing announced it was developing in August 1965.
The 727-200 was essentially a minimum change development of the 100, the only major change being the 6.10m (20ft); fuselage stretch, which increased maximum seating to 189 passengers. The 727-200's stretch consisted of two 3.05m (10ft); plugs, one forward and one rear of the wing. Otherwise the 727-100 and 200 shared common engines, fuel tank capacity and the same maximum takeoff weight.
The first flight of the 727-200 occurred on July 27 1967, with certification granted in late November that year. The -200 was placed into service by launch customer Northeast Airlines (this airline was later acquired by Delta); the following month, by which time total 727 orders for both models had exceeded 500.The 727-200 helped broaden the sales appeal of the 727 considerably and snared significant sales.
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