American Airlines to take delivery of 22 mainline aircraft in 2018

    American Airlines stated (25-Jan-2018) it completed delivery of the last Boeing 737-800 and A321ceo aircraft in 4Q2017, and painted the last aircraft in American‘s new livery. Americanexpects to take delivery of 22 mainline aircraft in 2018, comprising 16  738 MAX aircraft and six 787-9 aircraft. The company also expects to retire 19 MD-80 mainline aircraft. The carrier also expects to reduce the regional fleet count by a net of four aircraft, resulting from the addition of nine Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft, six Embraer 175 aircraft and 28 E140 aircraft, as well as the reduction of 33 CRJ-200 aircraft, three Dash 8-100 aircraft and 11 Dash 8-300 aircraft. [more – original PR] [more – original PR – II]