SYNOPSIS: Eleven years ago the first Boeing 727 was about to be rolled out of the factory at Renton, Washington.
High shot from front
Closeup of Mr. Allen
Exterior shot of aft end of airplane
Dissolve to takeoff
No. 1 in flight
Dissolve to seven factory scenes all general
Dissolve to tail in factory to painted tail on flight line and three additional flight line scenes.
Dissolve to two 727s on airport runways, one scene Tokyo airport and one scene New York
Dissolve to crowd and airplane at 1,000th rollout ceremony
Closeup of 1,000th 727 banner on airplane and panning of customer airline emblems.
Medium, shot, President Stamper talking to employees
Dissolve to low shot of tractor and airplane moving from hangar.
Cut to close-up of airline logos moving by as 727 rolls out.
Dissolve to 18 customer airlines of flight and 727 peel-off.
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Background: SYNOPSIS: Eleven years ago the first Boeing 727 was about to be rolled out of the factory at Renton, Washington. One hundred twenty-seven orders had already been placed for the new short-to-medium range trijet which, in the years since, has become the best-selling airplane in commercial aviation history.
About 551 million passengers have flown on 727s in all parts of the world and the number increases by one-third of a million passengers each day. The Boeing trijets have flown an estimated 6 billion miles in commercial service since they were first put into service by eastern and United Airlines in early 1964.
Pilots have found the 727 easy to fly with its completely powered controls and comfortable cockpit.
During the past decade the 727 has been continually improved. The plane has been stretched to carry more passengers, fuel capacity has been increased to extend its range, a d its jet engines have been made more powerful and at the same time quieter.
No other commercial airliner has ben able to match the success record of the popular Boeing 727. One fifth of the world's jet-powered airliners are 727s. Throughout the world 727s land or take off more than 5,000 times every day.
Since the first 727 was put into service a decade ago, the interior has been made more spacious and comfortable with the "wide-body" look patterned after the 747.
Since 1970 when the first Advanced 727 was introduced, Boeing has received orders for 254 trijets--the most for any commercial jetliner in production. Eight and one-half 727s are being produced each moth at Boeing's factory to meet airline demand.
A major milestone for the 727 program occurred November 29 in Seattle when the 1,000th Boeing 727 was rolled from the factory--a record never before attained in commercial aviation history. The 1,000th airplane carried the emblems of 54 airlines who presently operate the Boeing trijet worldwide.
Boeing President Malcolm Stamper congratulate the company's employees for their efficient production work on the 727 program.
Nearly 100 more 727s are on order and will follow the 1,000th trijet into airline service. It is anticipated that 727 production will continue into the 1980s.
For years to come the 727 will continue to be the most frequently seen airplane at airports and in flight on airways around the world.