Yak42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 799 posts, RR: 6 Posted (12 years 10 months 2 days ago) and read 1372 times:
These two types are very simmilar, everyone knows. The 154 is slightly larger and has an extra passenger door etc.. But having just flown on a 727, was amazed to see how the interior and flight was just like that of a 154. Which is more efficient and what are their advantages over each other.
JAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10 Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1310 times:
The B-727 is quiter and more fuel efficent than the TU-154. The TU-154 has very good rough-field performance because of her landing gear. TU's engines are more powerfull than those of the 727 and the TU-154 may have longer range. That's all I know off the top of my head.
By the way, wat airline did you fly the on the 727 with? How many times have you flown on the TU-154?
King767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1303 times:
The 727 has emergency/safety systems such as an oxygen system which the 154 lacks. The 154 uses overhead "shelves", which is a safety hazard, unlike the 727s overheadbins.
TU154M:3 23,380lb Soloviev D30KU-154-II fans.
Range with Max payload: 1,997nm. Capacity: Max 180 with a 29.5' pitch! (ouch!)
B727-200Adv: 3 17,400lb JT8D-17Rs
Range with Max payload: 2,140nm Capacity:Max 189 with a 30' pitch.
King767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1250 times:
Ah, yes, you got me there! But I was reffering to the Adv model, which introduced the modern interior,and became standard on all other 727s and available through a refit for older 72s. I am not sure if current Tu154 production (amazing, even with the Tu204 is still in production) includes such a modernized interior. I know that many have been fitted with this, but chances are, if you are going to fly a 154, you are going to fly one with the old interior.
The best, Tom
CSA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 1221 times:
Only very few of the 154s flying on international flights are not the M model...so chances are low you'll fly with opern bins... and even the B2 had open bins originally many of them have modified cabins.. due to the fact that they today have a two or three cabin system today instead of a one cabin system. So even most B2s are refurbished with a new interior.
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 5 hours ago) and read 1209 times:
My idea is that the 727 was no doubt a great aircraft, and the secret for that was indeed the inovation of their wing, that was the biggest step Boeing did in aerodynamics, that wing had a great shape and great airlift something that the TU154 never had, the TU154 was a great beast with great power but very limited in short and hot and high runways compared with the 727 that was a real winner on that, please don't forget that places like St. Thomas or Funchal in Madeira islands when they had short runways the 727 was "the best" taking off or landing there, and they stayed there for many years, until much latter when the Airbus or the new 737 came.
Yak42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 799 posts, RR: 6 Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1171 times:
No it came with the many changes brought to the design in 1984.(ref: Janes Modern Aircraft Encyclopedia) Plus many 154B versions have been refurbished by now. The last time I was on a 154 with basic overhead luggage racks was in 1985.