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Boeing 720-048

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3rd March 1978
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Aircraft Data

Originally designated the 707-020 but later changed for marketing reasons to the Boeing 720. It was a shortened version of the 707-120 and as such was both lighter and faster for use on medium-range operations from shorter airport runways

Summary data for Boeing 720 -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
USA195915423140 - 149


4 x Pratt & Whitney JT3D/TF33 (16000 - 21000 lbf) or Pratt & Whitney JT3D/TF33 (16000 - 21000 lbf) turbofan engines.


Dimensions for Boeing 720 -
Length136 ft. 2 in.
Wing Span130 ft. 10 in.
Height41 ft. 10 in.
Empty Weight103,145 lbs.
Max Weight222,000 lbs.


Performance of Boeing 720 -
Max Speed545 mph
Cruise Speed525 mph
Ceiling42,000 ft.
Normal Range2,500nm
Max Range3,132nm

Updated 22nd January 2009

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