A Boeing 727 aircraft retired from service in 2008 has been repurposed as a 21st-century library in Ciudad Hidalgo, Michoacán state, Mexico. Called Biblioteca en las Nubes, or Library in the Clouds, the plane has been visited by students since it opened in April 2018, 10 years after it made its final landing at Mexico City airport. The fuselage is equipped with high-speed internet, computers, and tablets so that students can conduct research. It also has a projector and screen to show educational films. The rear of the plane serves as a reading lounge, while in the cockpit students can try their hand at flying the plane using a virtual reality flight simulator.
Mexico News Daily, July 29