Boeing 727

October 10, 2011 - 3:40am
Quiet Wing-designed winglets

Wing-tip extensions–known as winglets–that reduce aerodynamic drag and improve fuel efficiency and range have become familiar features on a variety of business and commercial jets. Quiet Wing Technologies (Booth No. C10432), Redmond, Wash., says it was the first company to certify winglets on a transport category aircraft–the venerable Boeing 727, many of which are still in operation as VIP-configured aircraft.

January 10, 2011 - 5:54am

An IranAir Boeing 727 crashed last night in the suburbs of the city of Orumiyeh in northwestern Iran, killing at least 77 people and injuring 27, according to the Iranian Fars News Agency (FNA).

 
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