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Boeing 707/720

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Yugoslav Airlines 707 at Belgrade International Airport, Serbia
Type Airliner
Manufacturer Boeing Airplane Company
Maiden flight December 20, 1957
Introduction October 1958 with Pan American
Produced 1958-1978
Number built 1,010
Developed from Boeing 367-80
Variants C-137 Stratoliner
VC-137 (Air Force One)

The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. Its name is most commonly spoken as "Seven Oh Seven". Boeing delivered a total of 1,010 Boeing 707s, which dominated passenger air transport in the 1960s and remained common through the 1970s. As of October 2006, 68 Boeing 707 aircraft (of any variant) were reported to be remaining in airline service, with just two airlines flying passengers, Saha Airlines of Iran and LADE Airlines of Argentina.[citation needed] Boeing also offered a smaller, faster version of the aircraft that was marketed as the Boeing 720. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 683 pixel, file size: 386 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Jat Airways is the national airline of Serbia and the former national carrier of Yugoslavia, based in Belgrade. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian 3 Government Semi-presidential republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 812   -  Kingdom established 1217   -  Empire established 1346   -  Independence lost to... An aerospace manufacturer is a company or individual involved in the various aspects of designing, building, testing, selling, and maintaining aircraft, aircraft parts, missiles, rockets, and/or spacecraft. ... Boeing Commercial Airplanes, based in Renton, Washington, is a unit of The Boeing Company, consisting of the Seattle-based former Boeing Airplane Company (the civil airliner division), as well as the Long Beach-based Douglas Aircraft division of the former McDonnell Douglas Corporation. ... The Maiden flight of an aircraft is the first occasion on which an aircraft leaves the ground of its own accord. ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal international airline of the United States from the 1930s until its collapse in 1991. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1958: Events Gulfstream Aerospace founded in Savannah, Georgia, USA. London Gatwick Airport opens after two years of extensive reconstruction. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1978: Events January January 1 - British Aircraft Corporation, Hawker Siddeley, and Scottish Aviation are absorbed into British Aerospace April April 1 - The Canadian Snowbirds aerobatic team officially becomes the 431 Air Demonstration Squadron. ... The Boeing 367-80 or Dash 80, as it was called within Boeing, was a concept demonstrator jet transport built in less than two years from project launch in 1952 to rollout on May 14, 1954 for a cost of $US 16 million dollars. ... VC-137 as Air Force One with new painting The Boeing C-137 Stratoliner was a VIP transport aircraft derived from the Boeing 707 jet airliner used by the United States Air Force. ... For other uses, see Air Force One (disambiguation). ... The de Havilland Comet 1 G-ALYP A jet airliner is any airliner powered by jet engines. ... Boeing Commercial Airplanes, based in Renton, Washington, is a unit of The Boeing Company, consisting of the Seattle-based former Boeing Airplane Company (the civil airliner division), as well as the Long Beach-based Douglas Aircraft division of the former McDonnell Douglas Corporation. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Saha Airlines is an airline based in Tehran, Iran. ...


Although it was not the first commercial jet in service (that distinction belongs to the De Havilland Comet), the 707 was the first to be commercially successful, and is credited as ushering in the Jet Age. It established Boeing as one of the largest makers of passenger aircraft, and led to the later series of aircraft with "7x7" designations. Jet aircraft are aircrafts with jet engines. ... This article is about the de Havilland Comet jet airliner. ... The jet age is a common description of an historical period beginning with the introduction of airliners powered by turbojets and turbofans for scheduled passenger service. ... Boeing 7X7 or simply 7X7 is a term used to describe Boeings series of airliners, the Boeing 707, 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, and 787. ...

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Development

The 707 was based on an aircraft known as the 367-80. The "Dash 80", as it was called within Boeing, took less than two years from project launch in 1952 to rollout on May 14, 1954. This was powered by the Pratt & Whitney JT3C engine which was the civilian version of the J57 used on many military aircraft of the day including the F-100, F-101, F-102, and the B-52. The Boeing 367-80 or Dash 80, as it was called within Boeing, was a concept demonstrator jet transport built in less than two years from project launch in 1952 to rollout on May 14, 1954 for a cost of $US 16 million dollars. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Background YJ57-P-3 at USAF Museum The Pratt & Whitney J57 was a development of the T45 turboprop engine intended for the XB-52. ... F-100A Super Sabre The North American F-100 Super Sabre was a jet fighter aircraft that served with the USAF from 1954 to 1971 and with the ANG until 1979. ... The McDonnell F-101 Voodoo was a supersonic military aircraft flown by the USAF and the RCAF. Initially designed as a long-range bomber escort (known as a penetration fighter) for the Strategic Air Command, the Voodoo served in a variety of other roles, including the fighter bomber, all-weather... The Convair F-102 Delta Dagger fighter aircraft was part of the backbone of the United States air defenses in the late 1950s. ... The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, jet strategic bomber flown by the United States Air Force (USAF) since 1955. ...


The prototype was conceived for both military and civilian use: the United States Air Force was the first customer for the airframe, using it in the KC-135 Stratotanker midair refueling platform. It was far from certain that the passenger 707 would be profitable. At the time, Boeing was making nearly all of its money from military contracts: its last passenger transport, the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, had netted the company a $15 million loss before it was purchased by the Air Force as the KC-97 Stratotanker.[1] The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is an aerial refueling tanker aircraft. ... The Boeing 377 Stratocruiser was the airliner version of the 367 Boeing Stratofreighter, which in turn was the transport version of B-50 Superfortress. ... The Boeing KC-97 Stratotanker was a strategic tanker aircraft. ...


The 132 inch fuselage of the Dash 80 was only wide enough to fit two-plus-two seating (in the manner of the Stratocruiser). Boeing soon realized that this would not provide a viable payload, so decided to widen the fuselage to 144 inches, the same as the KC-135 Stratotanker, which would allow six-abreast seating - and the shared use of the KC-135's tooling. However, Douglas had launched its DC-8 with a fuselage width of 147 inches. The airlines liked the extra space, and so Boeing was obliged to increase the 707's cabin width again, this time to 148 inches.[2] This meant that little of the tooling that was made for the Dash 80 was usable for the 707. The extra cost meant the 707 did not become profitable until some years after it would have if these modifications were not necessary. The Boeing 377 Stratocruiser was the airliner version of the 367 Boeing Stratofreighter, which in turn was the transport version of B-50 Superfortress. ... The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is an aerial refueling tanker aircraft. ... The Douglas Aircraft Company was founded by Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ...


The first flight of the first production 707-120 took place on December 20, 1957, and FAA certification followed on September 18, 1958.


Model 720

Boeing would later develop a smaller, faster version of the aircraft that was marketed as the Boeing 720. Between 1959 and 1967, there were 154 models built, hoping to fill the short to medium range commercial market.[3] Other competing aircraft was also in this market with the Convair 880 and 990 aircrafts. (See Variants section below.) The first Convair 880 The Convair 880 was a jet airliner produced by the Convair division of General Dynamics. ... NASA Convair 990 The Convair 990 Coronado was a jet airliner produced by the Convair division of General Dynamics, a stretched version of their earlier Convair 880 produced in response to a request from American Airlines. ...


Operational service

The first commercial orders for the 707 came in 1955, when Pan Am committed to 20 707s and 25 Douglas DC-8s, a dramatic increase in passenger capacity over its existing fleet of propeller aircraft. The competition between the 707 and DC-8 was fierce. Several major airlines committed only to the DC-8, as Douglas Aircraft was a more established maker of passenger aircraft at the time. To stay competitive, Boeing made a late and costly decision to redesign and enlarge the 707's wing to help increase range and payload. The new version was numbered 707-320. Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal international airline of the United States from the 1930s until its collapse in 1991. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ... The Douglas Aircraft Company was founded by Donald Wills Douglas in July 1921. ...


Pan Am was the first airline to operate the 707; the aircraft's first commercial flight was from New York to Paris on October 26, 1958. American Airlines operated the first domestic 707 flight on January 25, 1959. Airlines which had only ordered the DC-8, such as United, Delta and Eastern, were left jetless for months and lost market share on transcontinental flights. Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) was the United States principal international airline from the 1930s until its collapse in 1991, and was credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... United Airlines, also known as United Air Lines, Inc. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... For the Chinese airline, see China Eastern Airlines. ...


The 707 quickly became the most popular jetliner of its time. Its popularity led to rapid developments in airport terminals, runways, airline catering, baggage handling, reservations systems and other air transport infrastructure. The advent of the 707 also led to the upgrading of air traffic control systems to prevent interference with military jet operations.[4] Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs) at Amsterdams Schiphol Airport Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and in the air. ...

In order to become a new major player in the commercial airliner business, Boeing was quick to bend to customer's desires. While the 707-120 was the initial standard model with Pratt & Whitney JT3C engines, Qantas ordered a shorter body version called the 707-138 and Braniff ordered the higher-thrust version with Pratt & Whitney JT4A engines, the 707-220. The final major derivative was the 707-320 which featured an extended-span wing and JT4A engines, while the 707-420 was the same as the -320 but with Rolls-Royce Conway turbofan engines, making the aircraft more acceptable for the British market. British certification requirements relating to engine-out go-arounds also forced Boeing to increase the height of the tail fin on all 707 variants, as well as adding a ventral fin. BOAC Boeing 707 at London (Heathrow) Airport. ... BOAC Boeing 707 at London (Heathrow) Airport. ... After technical problems with the Comet, BOAC resumed jet service with imported Boeing 707s. ... “LHR” redirects here. ... // Background YJ57-P-3 at USAF Museum The Pratt & Whitney J57 was a development of the T45 turboprop engine intended for the XB-52. ... The Rolls-Royce Conway was the first by-pass engine to go into service in the world. ... Schematic diagram of high-bypass turbofan engine CFM56-3 turbofan, lower half, side view. ... The vertical stabilizer or fin of an aircraft is found on its tail, generally pointing straight upward. ...


Eventually, the dominant engine for the Boeing 707 family was the Pratt & Whitney JT3D, a turbofan variant of the JT3C with even lower fuel consumption, as well as higher thrust. JT3D-engined 707s and 720s were denoted with a "B" suffix - while many 707-120Bs and 720Bs were conversions of existing JT3C-powered machines, 707-320Bs were only available as new-built aircraft as they had a stronger structure to support a maximum take-off weight increased by 19,000 lb, along with minor modifications to the wing. TF33s of a C-141 Starlifter leave contrails over Antarctica The Pratt & Whitney JT3D is an early turbofan engine which is still in service today, mainly on military aircraft. ...


The ultimate 707 variant was the 707-320C, (C for "Convertible") which was fitted with a large fuselage door for cargo applications. This aircraft also had a significantly revised wing featuring three-section leading-edge flaps. This provided an additional improvement to takeoff and landing performance, as well as allowing the ventral fin to be removed (although the taller fin was retained). 707-320Bs built after 1963 used the same wing as the -320C, and were known as 707-320B Advanced aircraft.


As the 1960s drew to a close, the exponential growth in air travel led to the 707 being a victim of its own success. The 707 was now too small to handle the increased passenger densities on the routes for which it was designed. Stretching the fuselage was not a viable option because the installation of larger, more powerful engines would in turn need a larger undercarriage, which was not feasible given the design's limited ground clearance. Boeing's answer to the problem was the first twin aisle airliner - the 747. The 707's first-generation engine technology was also rapidly becoming obsolete in the areas of noise and fuel economy. The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing. ...


Production of the passenger 707 ended in 1978. In total, 1,010 707s were built for civil use, though many of these found their way to military service. Trans World Airlines flew the last scheduled 707 flight for passengers by a US carrier on October 30, 1983, although 707s remained in scheduled service by airlines from other nations for much longer. Middle East Airlines (MEA) of Lebanon flew 707s and 720s in front-line passenger service until the end of the 90s, and now only Saha Airlines of Iran and LADE of Argentina fly 707s in passenger service. Saha's domestic flights from Tehran to Mashhad, Kish Island and Shiraz are not listed in the July, 2007 OFFICIAL AIRLINE GUIDE, however, if still operating. However, LADE flights from El Palomar Air Force Base near Buenos Aires to Rio Gallegos and Comodoro Rivadavia are so listed. [5] The purpose-built military variants remained in production until 1991. Trans World Airlines (IATA: TW, ICAO: TWA, and Callsign: TWA), commonly known as TWA, was an American airline company that was acquired by American Airlines in April 2001. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Saha Airlines is an airline based in Tehran, Iran. ... LADE - Lineas Aereas Del Estado is an airline based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mashhad (Persian: , literally the place of martyrdom) is the second largest city in Iran and one of the holiest cities in the Shiah world. ... Kish (Persian: کیش) is an Iranian island and city in the Persian Gulf, and is part of the Hormozgan province. ... For other uses, see Shiraz (disambiguation). ...


Traces of the 707 are still found in the 737, which uses a modified version of the 707's fuselage, as well as essentially the same external nose and cockpit configuration as the 707. These were also used on the previous Boeing 727, while the Boeing 757 also used the 707 fuselage cross-section. The Chinese government sponsored development of the Shanghai Y-10 during the 1970s, which was a near carbon-copy of the 707, however this did not enter production. The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body airliner. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Shanghai Y-10 was a four engined commercial passenger jet aircraft developed in the 1970s by Shanghai Aircraft Manufacture Factory (now known as Shanghai Aviation Industrial Co. ...


Design

Engines

View of the port (left) number 1 & 2 Pratt & Whitney JT3D jet engines of a British Caledonian Boeing 707 showing the peculiarity of the number 1 engine mount which is different from the other three. June 1975.
View of the port (left) number 1 & 2 Pratt & Whitney JT3D jet engines of a British Caledonian Boeing 707 showing the peculiarity of the number 1 engine mount which is different from the other three. June 1975.

The 707's engines could not supply sufficient bleed air for pressurization without a serious loss of thrust, so the aircraft instead used engine-driven turbocompressors to supply high-pressure air for this purpose. On many commercial 707s the outer port (#1) engine mount is distinctly different from the other three, as this is the only engine not fitted with a turbocompressor. The Boeing 707 was the first commercially successful airliner to use podded engines. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x652, 221 KB)Original file Image:Boeing 707 engineview. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x652, 221 KB)Original file Image:Boeing 707 engineview. ... TF33s of a C-141 Starlifter leave contrails over Antarctica The Pratt & Whitney JT3D is an early turbofan engine which is still in service today, mainly on military aircraft. ... A Pratt and Whitney turbofan engine for the F-15 Eagle is tested at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, USA. The tunnel behind the engine muffles noise and allows exhaust to escape. ... It has been suggested that British Caledonian in 1977, British Caledonian in 1978, British Caledonian in 1979, British Caledonian in the 1980s, Reasons for the failure of British Caledonian be merged into this article or section. ... An engine in the broadest sense, is something that produces an output effect from a given input. ... Wiktionary has a definition of: Pressurization Pressurization generally refers to the application of pressure in a given situation or environment; and more specifically refers to the process by which atmospheric pressure is maintained in an isolated or semi-isolated atmospheric environment (for instance, in an aircraft, or whilst Scuba diving). ... A gas compressor is a mechanical device that increases the pressure of a gas by reducing its volume. ... Two engines in pods. ...


Wings

The 707 wings are swept back at 35 degrees and, like all swept-wing aircraft, displayed an undesirable "Dutch roll" flying characteristic which manifested itself as an alternating yawing and rolling motion. Boeing already had considerable experience with this on the B-47 and B-52, and had developed the yaw damper system on the B-47 that would be applied to later swept wing configurations like the 707. However, many new 707 pilots had no experience with this phenomenon as they were transitioning from straight-wing propeller driven aircraft such as the Douglas DC-7 and Lockheed Constellation. Dutch roll is one of an aircrafts flight dynamic modes (others include phugoid, short period, and spiral divergence). ... The Boeing B-47 Stratojet jet bomber was a medium range and size bomber capable of flying at high subsonic speeds and primarily designed for penetrating the Soviet Union. ... B-52 can refer to the following: The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber aircraft A hairstyle popular in the 1950s and 1960s, named after the aircraft A rock band, The B-52s, named after the hairstyle A cocktail This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which... A yaw damper is a device used on many aircraft (usally jets and turboprops) to damp (reduce) the rolling and yawing oscillations due to Dutch roll mode[1]. It involves yaw rate sensors and a processor that provides a signal to an actuator connected to the rudder. ... The Douglas DC-7 is an aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1953 to 1958. ... The Lockheed Constellation, affectionately known as the “Connie”, was a four-engine propeller-driven airliner built by Lockheed between 1943 and 1958 at its Burbank, California, USA, facility. ...


On one customer acceptance flight, where the yaw damper was turned off to familiarize the new pilots with flying techniques, a trainee pilot exacerbated the Dutch Roll motion causing a violent roll motion which tore two of the four engines off the wing. The plane, a brand new 707-227 N7071 destined for Braniff, crash landed on a river bed north of Seattle at Arlington, Washington, killing four of the eight occupants.[6] City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... This article deals with the U.S. state. ...


In his autobiography, Tex Johnston described a Dutch Roll incident he experienced as a passenger on an early commercial 707 flight. As the aircraft's movements gradually became more severe, he went to the cockpit and found the crew frantically attempting to resolve the situation. He introduced himself and relieved the ashen-faced captain who immediately left the cockpit feeling ill. Johnston quickly stabilized the plane and later, even landed it for the crew. Alvin M. Tex Johnston (? - November 14, 1998) was a test pilot for the Boeing Company. ...


Variants

Civilian

British Caledonian Boeing 707 shown at Prestwick International Airport, South Ayrshire, Scotland, circa 1972.
British Caledonian Boeing 707 shown at Prestwick International Airport, South Ayrshire, Scotland, circa 1972.
  • 367-80 (Dash-80): The original prototype jet transport layout. Used to develop the 707, it was fitted with four Pratt & Whitney JT3C engines producing 10,000 lbf (44 kN) each. First flight was 15 July 1954.
  • 707-120: 69 of the first production 707s were built, with a longer fuselage and greater wingspan than the original Dash-80. A full set of rectangular cabin windows was included for the interior, which was capable of a seating 179 passengers. The version was designed for transcontinental routes and often required a refuelling stop when used on the North Atlantic route. It was fitted with four Pratt and Whitney JT3C-6 turbojets, civilian versions of the military J57 model, which produced 12,500 lbf each, allowing a 257,000 lb TOGW. First flight was on 20 December 1954. The most important customer variant was the 707-138 for Qantas ('38' being Qantas' customer number), which had a 10 foot reduction to the rear fuselage and was capable of increased range. 13 of the 707-120s produced were -138 models. Other major orders were the launch order for 20 707-121 aircraft by Pan American and an American Airlines order for 30 707-123 aircraft. Pan Am service began the 707 career on 26 October 1958.
  • 707-320 Intercontinental: A stretched version of the turbojet-powered original model, powered by JT4A-3 turbojets producing 15,800 lbst each. The interior allowed for up to 189 passengers due to a 100 inch stretch, while a longer wing carried more fuel increasing range by 1,600 miles allowing the aircraft to operate as true transoceanic aircraft. Take-off weight was increased to 316,000 lb. First flight was on 11 January 1958 and 69 turbojet -320s were produced.
  • 707-120B: The first major upgrade to the design was a reengining with JT3D-3 turbofans, which were quieter, more powerful, and more fuel efficient, producing 18,000 lbf each. The aircraft also received extra leading edge slats and the tailplane was enlarged. 72 of these were built, and many more were converted from 707-120 aircraft, including Qantas' aircraft, which became 707-138B aircraft upon conversion. The first flight of the -120B was on 22 June 1960.
  • 707-320B: A re-engining of the stretched version was undertaken in parallel with the -120B, using the same JT3D-3 turbofans and incorporating many of the same airframe upgrades as well. Take off gross weight was increased to 335,000 lb. 175 of the 707-300B aircraft were produced, as well as upgrades from original -320 models. One of the final orders was by the Iranian Government for 14 707-3J9C aircraft capable of VIP transportation, communication, and inflight refuelling tasks.
  • 707-320B Advanced: A minor improvement made available to -320B aircraft, adding three-section leading edge flaps. These reduced takeoff and landing speeds, and also altered the lift distribution of the wing allowing the ventral fin found on earlier 707s to be removed. The same wing was also used on the -320C.
  • 707-320C: A convertible passenger/freight configuration which ultimately became the most widely produced variant of the 707, the -320C added a strengthened floor and a new cargo door to the -320B model. 335 of these variants were built, including a small number with uprated JT3D-7 engines and a takeoff gross weight of 336,000 lb. Despite the convertible option, a number of these were delivered as pure freighters.
  • 707-420: A version of the 707-320 originally produced at specific request for BOAC and powered by Rolls-Royce Conway 508 turbofans, producing 17,500 lbf each. Although BOAC initiated the programme, Lufthansa was the launch customer and Air India was the first to receive a 707-420 on February 18 1960. A total of 37 were built to this configuration.
  • 707-700: A test aircraft used to study the feasibility of using CFM International's CFM56 powerplants on a 707 airframe and possibly retrofitting them to existing aircraft. After a testing in 1979 N707QT, the last commercial 707 airframe, was refitted to 707-320C configuration and delivered to the Moroccan Air Force as a tanker aircraft. (This purchase was considered a "civilian" order and not a military one.) Boeing abandoned the program, since they felt it would be a threat to the Boeing 757 program. The information gathered in the test led to the eventual retrofitting program of CFM56 engines to the USAF C-135/KC-135R models, and some military versions of the 707 also used the CFM56. Ironically the Douglas DC-8 "Super 70" series by Cammacorp did develop commercially, extending the life of DC-8 airframes in a stricter noise regulatory environment so there are today more DC-8s in commercial service than 707s.
  • 720: Originally designated 707-020 but later changed for marketing reasons, was a modification of the 707-120 designed for medium-range operation from shorter runways. It was lighter and faster than the Boeing 707, and had a simplified wing design. This model had few sales, but was still profitable due to the minimal R&D costs associated with modifying an existing type. At one point in the promotion stage to airlines it was known as the 717, although this model designation remained unused until it was applied to the MD-95 following Boeing's merger with McDonnell Douglas. The 720 was used before the Boeing 727 replaced it in the market. First flight was on 23 November 1959 and 64 of the original version were built.
  • 720B: The turbofan-powered version of the 720, with JT3D-1-MC6 turbofans producing 17,000 lbf each. Takeoff gross weight was increased to 235,000 lb. 88 of these were built in addition to conversions of existing 720 models.

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Military

RAAF 707-368C, Perth International airport, Australia.
USAF VC-137C SAM 27000Air Force One, 1988.
USAF VC-137C SAM 27000
Air Force One, 1988.
USAF E-3 Sentry in flight.
USAF E-3 Sentry in flight.

The militaries of the United States and other countries have used the civilian 707 aircraft in a variety of roles, and under different designations. (Note: This list does not include the U.S. Air Force's C-135 Stratolifter, as it is not a 707 variant, but rather was developed parallel to the 707 from the original Boeing 367-80.) Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2288 × 1712 pixel, file size: 785 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Royal Australian Air Force Boeing 707-368C (code A20-261) at Perth international airport 3rd of March, 2004. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2288 × 1712 pixel, file size: 785 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Royal Australian Air Force Boeing 707-368C (code A20-261) at Perth international airport 3rd of March, 2004. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 757 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (900 × 713 pixel, file size: 59 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) http://www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 757 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (900 × 713 pixel, file size: 59 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) http://www. ... The Boeing VC-137C is the designation of two United States Air Force passenger transportation aircraft, a military version of the Boeing 707. ... For other uses, see Air Force One (disambiguation). ... U.S. Air Force photograph of the E-3 Sentry. ... U.S. Air Force photograph of the E-3 Sentry. ... The C-135 Stratolifter is a transport aircraft derived from Boeing’s prototype 367-80 jet airliner (also the basis for the 707) in the early 1950s. ...

  • C-18: The US military designation for the 707-320C.
    • C-18A:Eight second-hand (former American Airlines) 707-323Cs bought as crew trainers for the EC-18Bs, four later converted to EC-18B, two converted to EC-18D, one to C-18B and one was not taken into service and used for spares.
    • C-18B: One C-18A modified with instrumentation and equipment to support the Military Strategic and Tactical Relay System (MILSTAR).[7]
    • EC-18B: Four C-18As modified alongside the C-135 for Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft ARIA missions in support of the Apollo space program.[7]
    • EC-18C:Original designation for two prototype J-STAR aircraft, later redesignated E-8A.
    • EC-18D: Two C-18As modified as a Cruise Missile Mission Control Aircraft (CMMCA).[7]
    • TC-18E: Two second-hand (former Trans World Airlines) 707-331 aircraft modified for E-3 pilot and crew training.[7]
    • TC-18F: Two second-hand (former TAP) 707-382 aircraft modified for E-6 pilot training.[7]
  • C-137 Stratoliner: The USAF purchased a number of 707s under the C-137 series.
    • VC-137A:Three 707-153s with a 22-passenger VIP interior and provision for use as an airborne command post, re-designated VC-137B.
    • VC-137B:The three VC-137As re-engined with four JT3D-3 engines, operated by the 89th Military Airlift Wing, redesignated C-137B.
    • C-137B: The three VC-137Bs redesignated when downgraded from VIP role.
    • VC-137C: Two 707-353Bs were purchased by the USAF (one in 1961 and one in 1972) for service as a presidential transport with call signs SAM 26000 and SAM 27000, redesignated C-137C.
    • C-137C: The two VC-137Cs were redesignated when downgraded from presidential use. Two further C-137Cs were acquired by the USAF, one 707-396C a seized former arms smuggler acquired in 1985 and one 707-382B bought second hand in 1987. 20043 and 20297
    • EC-137D: Two aircraft built as Early Warning and Contol System prototypes. Later re-engined and re-designated E-3A. A further second-hand 707-355C aircraft was acquired and configured as an airborne special operations command post.
  • E-3 Sentry: Airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft that provides all-weather surveillance, command, control and communications, to the United States, NATO and other air defense forces. Based on the 707-320B, production ended in 1992 after 68 had been built.
    • Boeing Sentry AEW1: The Royal Air Force designation for seven E-3D AWACS aircraft.
    • KE-3A: The Royal Saudi Air Force purchased eight E-3 aircraft configured as aerial refueling tankers.
  • E-6 Mercury: A version of the 707-320, it operates as an airborne command post and communications center, relaying instructions from the National Command Authority. Its role in relaying to the fleet ballistic missile submarines gives it the suffix TACAMO ("Take Charge and Move Out"). Only one version of the E-6 currently exists, the E-6B. The E-6B is an upgraded version of the E-6A that now includes a battlestaff area for the USSTRATCOM Airborne Command Post
  • E-8 Joint STARS: The E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) is a USAF airborne battle management and command and control (C2) platform that conducts ground surveillance to develop an under standing of the enemy situation and to support attack operations and targeting that contributes to the delay, disruption and destruction of enemy forces.
  • 707T/T: The 707 Tanker/Transport. Italy purchased and converted four 707s, three to tankers and one to a straight freighter. Only two 707 tankers remain operational as of 2007.[10][11] Also, Omega Air operates K707 tankers for lease.[12]

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Operators

See also: List of Boeing 707 operators

Although 707s are no longer employed by major US airlines, many can still be found in service with smaller non-US airlines, charter services and air cargo operations. Use of 707s on US cargo routes has declined in recent years because the now-obsolescent engines used on many 707s remaining in service are far too loud to meet noise restrictions at many US civil airports, unless properly hush-kitted. Angolan government Argentine Air Force/LADE Brazilian Air Force Chilean Air Force Colombian Government French Air Force (as E-3 Sentry and KC-135) Iranian Air Force Israeli Air Force Italian Air Force Liberian Government NASA (C-135) NATO (as E-3 Sentry) Pakistan Air Force Paraguay Air Force Romanian...


In the 1980s, the USAF acquired around 250 used 707s to provide parts for the KC-135E Stratotanker program.[13] The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is an aerial refueling tanker aircraft. ...


As of May 2007, operators of the Boeing 707 include: Azza Transport (2), Cargoplus Aviation (1), Dolphin Air (3), Gulf Falcon (1), Hewa Bora Airways (3), Honeywell Aviation Services (1), Sky Aviation (3), Sudan Airways (2), BETA Cargo (3), Lowa Limited (1), Sudanese State Aviation (2) , Mahfooz Aviation (1), Saha Airlines (4) and Skymaster Airlines (5).[14] American actor John Travolta owns, and is qualified to fly as second in command, an ex-Qantas 707-138B, registration N707JT.[15] Azza Transport is an airline based in Khartoum, Sudan. ... Dolphin Air is an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ... Hewa Bora Airways is an airline based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo operating domestic and regional services. ... Honeywell Heating Specialties Company Stock Certificate dated 1924 signed by Mark C. Honeywell - courtesy of Scripophily. ... Sky Aviation is an airline based in Sierra Leone. ... Sudan Airways is the national airline of Sudan and is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization. ... BETA Cargo (Brazilian Express Transportes) is a cargo airline based in Brazil. ... Saha Airlines is an airline based in Tehran, Iran. ... Skymaster Airlines is a cargo airline based in Manaus, Brazil. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and singer. ... Qantas Airways Limited (pronounced ) is the name and callsign of the national airline of Australia. ...


The list of customer codes used by Boeing to identify specific options and trim specified by customers was started with the 707, and has been maintained through all Boeing's models. Essentially the same system as used on the earlier Boeing 377, the code consisted of two digits affixed to the model number to identify the specific aircraft version. For example, Pan American Airlines was assigned code '21'. Thus a 707-300B sold to Pan Am had the model number 707-321B. The number remained constant as further aircraft were purchased, thus when Pan American purchased the 747-100 it had the model number 747-121. Boeing customer codes have been used by Boeing Commercial Airplanes to identify the original customer of an aircraft since the Boeing 707. ... The Boeing 377 Stratocruiser was airliner version of the 367 Boeing Stratofreighter, which in turn was the transport version of B-29 Superfortress. ...


Specifications

720 (707-020) 707-120B 707-320B
Passengers 140 110 (2 class)
179 (1 class)
147 (2 class)
202 (1 class)
Max. takeoff weight 222,000 lb (100,800 kg) 257,000 lb (116,570 kg) 333,600 lb (151,320 kg)
Empty weight 103,145 lb 122,533 lb (55,580 kg) 146,400 lb (66,406 kg)
Takeoff run at MTOW 8,300 ft (2,515 m) 11,000ft (3,330 m) 10,840 ft (3,280 m)
Landing run 5,750 ft (1,740 m) 6,200 ft (1,875 m) 10,840 ft (3,280 m)
Operating range (Max Payload) 3,680 nm (6,800 km) 3,680 nmi (6,820 km) 3,735 nmi (6,920 km)
Cruising speed 540 kt (999 km/h) 540 kt (1000 km/h) 525 kt (972 km/h)
Length 136 ft 2 in (41.25 m) 144 ft 6 in (44.07 m) 152 ft 11 in (46.61 m)
Wingspan 130 ft 10 in (39.90 m) 145 ft 9 in (44.42 m)
Tail height 41 ft 7 in (12.65 m) 42 ft 5 in (12.93 m)
Fuselage width 12 ft 4 in (3.76 m) 12 ft 4 in (3.76 m) 12 ft 4 in (3.76 m)
Powerplants (4 x) Pratt & Whitney JT3C-7 - 12,000 lbf (53.3 kN) Pratt & Whitney JT3D-1 - 17,000 lbf (75.6 kN) PW JT3D-3 - 18,000 lbf (80 kN)
PW JT3D-7 - 19,000 lbf (84.4 kN)

Sources: Boeing 707 Family, Boeing 707, Boeing 720 // Background YJ57-P-3 at USAF Museum The Pratt & Whitney J57 was a development of the T45 turboprop engine intended for the XB-52. ... TF33s of a C-141 Starlifter leave contrails over Antarctica The Pratt & Whitney JT3D is an early turbofan engine which is still in service today, mainly on military aircraft. ... TF33s of a C-141 Starlifter leave contrails over Antarctica The Pratt & Whitney JT3D is an early turbofan engine which is still in service today, mainly on military aircraft. ... TF33s of a C-141 Starlifter leave contrails over Antarctica The Pratt & Whitney JT3D is an early turbofan engine which is still in service today, mainly on military aircraft. ...


Deliveries

 1994   1993   1992   1991   1990   1989   1988   1987   1986   1985   1984   1983   1982 
1 0 5 14 4 5 0 9 4 3 8 8 8
 1981   1980   1979   1978   1977   1976   1975   1974   1973   1972   1971   1970   1969 
2 3 6 13 8 9 7 21 11 4 10 19 59
 1968   1967   1966   1965   1964   1963   1962   1961   1960   1959   1958   1957   1956 
111 118 83 61 38 34 68 80 91 77 8 0 0

Incidents

  • A 707 belonging to the Argentinian Air Force crashed shortly after failing to achieve take-off speed on October 23, 1996 in EZE (Buenos Aires International Airport)[17]

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Trivia

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External links

References

  • Clive Irving, (1994), Coronet, Wide Body: The Making of the Boeing 747. ISBN 0-340-59983-9

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