American Airlines fleet

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American Airlines primarily operates a mix of Airbus, Boeing, and McDonnell Douglas narrow-body and wide-body aircraft, as well as one narrow-body type manufactured by Embraer. American is currently in the process of the largest fleet renewal in its history, with over 240 aircraft remaining on order from Airbus and Boeing. In 2013, American Airlines announced a new livery and by mid-2015 had completed repainting of all of its aircraft that were expected to remain in service beyond 2017.[1]

Current fleet[edit]

All former US Airways aircraft were transferred to American Airlines on April 8, 2015 when a Single Operating Certificate was awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration.[2]

American is the largest operator of the Airbus A320 family of aircraft in the world.[3][n 1] It operates the largest fleet of A321 aircraft, and has the second largest A319 fleet, after easyJet.[3]

As of July 2018, the American Airlines mainline fleet consists of the following aircraft:[4][5]

American Airlines mainline fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
F B PE MCE MC Total
Airbus A319-100 125 8 8 24 96 128 3 to be delivered in 2018; 5 in 2019
Airbus A320-200 48 12 138 150
Airbus A321-200 219 10 20 36 36 102 Transcontinental configuration.
16 32 133 181 To be retrofitted to 190 starting in 2019
16 171 187
Airbus A321neo 100
TBA
Deliveries will begin in 2019.[6]
Airbus A330-200 15 20 21 54 152 247
Airbus A330-300 9 28 263 291 To be phased out from 2021.
To be replaced by Boeing 787-9.[7]
Boeing 737-800 304 16 30 114 160 To be reconfigured with 172-seat configuration by 2021.
Older aircraft to be replaced by Boeing 737 MAX 8 from 2020.[8]
Boeing 737 MAX 8 12[9] 88 16 30 126 172
Boeing 757-200 34 16 52 108 176 Retrofitted with lie-flat beds and satellite WIFI
12 35 141 188 To be replaced by Airbus A321neo during 2019
Boeing 767-300ER 24 28 21 160 209 To be replaced by Boeing 787-8 from 2019.[10]
Boeing 777-200ER 47 45 45 170 260 Older aircraft to be replaced by Boeing 787-9 from 2023.[10]
To be retrofitted with Premium Economy by December 2018.[11][12][13]
37 24 66 146 273
Boeing 777-300ER 20 8 52 28 28 188 304
Boeing 787-8 20 22 28 57 141 226 To be retrofitted with Premium Economy leading to 234 seats from 2019 onwards.[11]
Deliveries of remaining aircraft on order to commence in 2020.[10]
Boeing 787-9 16 31 30 21 27 207 285 Last 25 aircraft on order to be delivered from 2023.[10]
Embraer E190 20 11 88 99 6 to be retired in 2019; rest to be retired in 2020
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 9 16 30 94 140 To be replaced by Boeing 737 MAX 8 and Airbus A321neo in 2019.[8]
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 34
Total 956 250

Fleet history[edit]

Formerly operated[edit]

American Freighter formerly operated[edit]

Fleet timeline[edit]

Notes:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As of August 31, 2017, Airbus still lists American Airlines and US Airways as separate operators. However, following the merger of the airlines since April 2015, the total used here is combined for both carriers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terry Maxon. "American Airlines expects all airplanes to have new AA livery by end of 2017". Airline Biz Blog. 
  2. ^ "American Airlines Receives Single Operating Certificate". Aero News Network. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b ORDERS & DELIVERIES, Airbus Int. Official, retrieved: 6 December 2016
  4. ^ "American Airlines Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. January 3, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ "American Airlines (ATDB)". Aerotransport.org. AeroTransport Data Bank. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Airbus Orders and Deliveries through June 30, 2015". Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ name="news.aa.com">"American Airlines Expands Boeing 787 Fleet" (Press release). April 6, 2018. Retrieved April 6, 2018. 
  8. ^ a b "Investor Relations Update". April 10, 2018. Retrieved April 15, 2018.  largest operator of boeing 737-800
  9. ^ https://m.planespotters.net/operators/Boeing/737/737MAX
  10. ^ a b c d "American Airlines Expands Boeing 787 Fleet" (Press release). April 6, 2018. Retrieved April 6, 2018. 
  11. ^ a b "American Airlines Continues Innovation With Launch Of International Premium Economy". December 9, 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 
  12. ^ "American had previously announced that B/E Aerospace would provide the seats for its new premium economy class". May 3, 2016. Retrieved May 6, 2016. 
  13. ^ "American Airlines Will Get a Brand New Business Class Seat". September 24, 2015. Retrieved May 6, 2016. 
  14. ^ "C.R. Smith Museum - Aviation Through American History". C.R. Smith Museum. 
  15. ^ "Airfleets.net". Airfleets.net. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Airfleets.net". Airfleets.net. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  17. ^ "American Airlines". planespotters.net. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Airfleets.net". Airfleets.net. Retrieved December 2, 2011.