American Airlines fleet

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Boeing 767-200ER in original livery, departing from Los Angeles International Airport.

American Airlines operated an all-Boeing fleet (including aircraft produced by McDonnell Douglas before it merged with Boeing in 1997), until it took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft on July 23, 2013 (since retiring the Airbus A300 in 2009). Apart from over 600 aircraft in service, American Airlines has more than 450 aircraft from Airbus and Boeing on order, intended to replace its aging MD-80 series, 757-200 and 767-200 jets.[1]

Current Fleet[edit]

As of January 2014, the American Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 13.9 years:[2][3][4][5]

American Airlines Fleet
AircraftIn ServiceOrdersPassengersNotes
FJWYTotal
Airbus A319-1001550[6]818102128Replacing MD-80s[1]
Airbus A321-200
Transcontinental
560[6]10203636102Replacing 767-200ERs.[7][8]
Airbus A321-200
TBA
Intended to replace 757-200 Domestic. Deliveries from 2014.
Airbus A321neo130[9]
TBA
Intended to replace MD-80s and 757-200 Domestic. Deliveries from 2017.
Boeing 737-8002277916132148Replacing MD-80s.
16148160
Boeing 737 MAX 8100[10]
TBA
Intended to replace MD-80s.
Boeing 757-200
Domestic
7222166188Older aircraft to be retired and replaced with A321neos and 737NGs.
Boeing 757-200
International
1816166182
Boeing 767-200ER71030128168Last flight: 7 May 2014[11]
Boeing 767-300ER5830195225Half of the fleet will be retired beginning in 2016.
Boeing 777-200ER4785230157247
Boeing 777-300ER1010[12]85230220310
Boeing 787-812[10]
TBA
Deliveries from 2014.[13]
Boeing 787-930[10]
TBA
Deliveries from 2014.[13]
McDonnell Douglas MD-8016216124140To be phased out by 2018 and replaced by A320 family, A320neo family and 737NG.
Total621471

* Note that on two-class domestic flights (including flights to Hawaii), the highest premium class is branded as First Class, while on flights to the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico, and Central America, it is referred to as Business Class.


On July 20, 2011, American Airlines ordered 460 and took options for 465 aircraft from Boeing and Airbus, with the intention of replacing its MD-80, 757-200 and 767-200 aircraft.[14][15] According to American Airlines, this is the largest purchase of aircraft in history.[16]

American Airlines July 20, 2011 order
AircraftExisting ordersNew ordersOptionsFirst delivery
Boeing 737-80054002011
Boeing 737 Next Generation10100402012/2013
Boeing 737 MAX10100602018
Total Boeing54200100
Airbus A319206585July 2013
Airbus A3212065November 2013[17]
Airbus A321neo01302802017
Total Airbus0260365
Grand Total54460465

Notes:

In August 2007 the airline announced it would offer Wi-Fi internet services on Boeing 767-200ER American Flagship Service (AFS) routes across the United States.[18] On August 20, 2008, American Airlines became the first to offer full inflight internet service.[19]

In October 2008, American announced plans to order the Boeing 787–9 Dreamliner.[20]

American is the largest operator of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80, with some 170 of the type in service, with leases running until as late as 2024.

On January 19, 2011, American Airlines announced that it would order 2 (since increased to 20) Boeing 777-300ERs, and will become the first US carrier to operate the Boeing 777-300ER.

Fleet gallery[edit]

Fleet history[edit]

1930s1940s1950s1960s1970s1980s1990s2000s2010s
Ford 5-AT
1930–1935
DC-3
1936–1949
BAC 111
1965–1972
McDonnell Douglas MD-80
1983–[Present]
Curtiss Condor
1934–1950
Lockheed L-188 Electra
1958–1970
737–200 & BAe 146
1987–1992
Fokker 100
1992–2004
DC-2
1934-1936
Convair 240
1948–1964
Boeing 727
1964–2002
Airbus A319
2013–[Present]
DC-6
1947–1966
Airbus A300
1988–2009
DC-4
1946–1953
DC-7
1953–1963
Boeing 757
1985–[Present]
Fairchild 100
1931–1952
Boeing 707
1959–1981
Boeing 737NG
1999–[Present]
Lockheed L-049
1946–1950
CV-990
1962–1969
Boeing 747–100
1970–1984
Boeing 747SP
1986–1994
Boeing 777
1999–[Present]
McDonnell Douglas DC-10
1971–2000
Airbus A321
2013–[Present]
Boeing 377
1949–1950
Boeing 767
1982–[Present]
MD-11
1991–2002
Former AA 747-100 carrying the Space Shuttle Enterprise

Notes:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Fleet Statistics". American Airlines. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-11. 
  3. ^ "Planes - Fleet - American Airlines". American Airlines. Retrieved 2014-01-11. 
  4. ^ "American Airlines Fleet". ch.aviation.ch. Retrieved 2014-01-11. 
  5. ^ "American Airlines Average Fleet Age". airfleets.net. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "American splits Airbus order equally between A319 and A321". FlightGlobal. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American Airlines New Narrowbody Deliveries to Elevate the Flying Experience with More Comfort and Connectivity". American Airlines. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 
  8. ^ "American Airlines takes delivery of First Airbus A321 Transcontinental Aircraft" (Press release). American Airlines. November 21, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ "American Airlines acquires 260 Airbus A320 Family aircraft". Airbus S.A.S. July 20, 21, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b c "Boeing Orders". boeing.com. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  11. ^ American outlines last B767-200(ER) operations, due to end in May 2014
  12. ^ "American ups 777-300ER backlog to 20, CEO says". Flightglobal.com. 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  13. ^ a b "American Airlines firms up orders for 787, 737 MAX". Reuters. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "American Airline press released for 460 order and 465 options of Boeing and Airbus aircraft". Aa.mediaroom.com. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Leeham News: AMR Reaches Transformational Agreements, July 2011" (PDF). Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  16. ^ "AMR Corporation Announces Largest Aircraft Order In History With Boeing And Airbus". Aa.com. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  17. ^ "Lie-flat seats on Airbus 321 coming to domestic cross-country routes". USA Today. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  18. ^ www.flightglobal.com, July 8, 2007
  19. ^ "AA First to Feature GoGo Inflight Internet". August 2008. 
  20. ^ "American Airlines Takes Major Fleet Renewal Step By Announcing Plans To Acquire Boeing 787–9 Dreamline". October 2008. 
  21. ^ "Airfleets.net". Airfleets.net. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  22. ^ Aircraft N7055A, 1988 Airbus A300B4-605R C/N 462. Airport-data.com. Retrieved on November 4, 2010.
  23. ^ "Airfleets.net". Airfleets.net. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
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