Only one modern commercial jetliner has 3 engines mounted on the tail: the Boeing 727. Place your mouse over the red links below to see the illustration highlighted.
- Boeing produced the 727 from 1964 to 1984, over 1,800 in all. Today the 727 is used mostly by cargo airlines such as FedEx. Only about 300 remain in service worldwide. They are not very fuel efficient and require a 3-person cockpit crew.