American orders 47 787s for fleet replacement

American orders 47 787s for fleet replacement

American orders 47 787s for fleet replacement

"We have two excellent partners in Boeing and Airbus and our relationship with both manufacturers goes back many years", American Airlines President Robert Isom said in a statement.

American Airlines placed an order for 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliners on Friday, almost doubling its fleet of that model.

American Airlines has cancelled a major deal with Airbus, announcing instead it has purchased 47 787 Dreamliners from rivals Boeing in a deal valued at $12 billion. ANA, the Japanese carrier that was the launch customer for the Dreamliner, is the largest operator of 787s, while lessor AerCap is the largest 787 owner. Bloomberg on March 23 reported that American had ruled out a competing Airbus bid for the A330neo.

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American said Friday that it had also reached an agreement with Airbus to "terminate its order for 22 A350s" in an effort to "simplify its fleet".

The deal includes 22 787-8s, the smallest member of the jet family, and 25 of the 787-9 variant - more than doubling American's fleet of Dreamliners, Boeing's most-advanced aircraft. It is scheduled to take delivery of 60 737-8s through 2020, according to its latest fleet plan. All of the new 787s will be powered with General Electric's GEnx-1B engines. "In the end, our goal to simplify our fleet made the 787 a more compelling choice".

American executives had been hinting for months that they would drop the A350 order over concerns of adding a new aircraft type to its fleet. "The revised delivery schedule will better align with planned retirements of other narrow-body aircraft", American said in a statement. Airlines routinely get big discounts on planes. The Dreamliner deal marks the second time this year that Boeing has convinced an Airbus wide-body customer in the U.S. to switch to the 787.

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