- As part of American's fleet renewal efforts, in 2011, we announced orders for 10 Boeing 777-300ERs that are scheduled for delivery through 2013.
- The 777-300ERs will complement our fleet, offering additional network flexibility in the future, and providing increased efficiency due to better seat mile economics and performance characteristics.
- We are the first U.S. airline to order the 777-300ER and will be the first U.S. airline to take delivery of the 777-300ER.
- The 777-300ER will provide the airline with more passenger and cargo capacity than any other aircraft in the fleet today.
- As part of American's international widebody strategy, American plans to update its entire fleet of 777-200ERs with a two-class cabin configuration to better match capacity and demand.
- The 777-200ERs will receive fully lie-flat Business Class seats with aisle access for every seat, international Wi-Fi, in-seat entertainment throughout all cabins, and Main Cabin Extra seating offering more legroom.
- The interior will include unique mood lighting, a dramatic archway and ceiling treatment that create a feeling of spaciousness and a walk-up bar in the Business Class cabin stocked with snacks and refreshments for premium customers.
- The aircraft will feature up to 45 fully lie-flat Business Class seats, all with aisle access, and up to 45 Main Cabin Extra seats. The Main Cabin will receive up to 173 new seats.
- The 777-200ER is intended to fly mid- to long-haul international markets in Europe, Asia and South America.
- American intends to begin retrofitting the 777-200ERs in early 2014.
- American will be among the first in the industry to offer the combination of fully lie-flat seats with all-aisle access, international Wi-Fi, and top of the line in-seat entertainment.
- American intends to retrofit up to half of its existing 767-300ER aircraft. Those that are redesigned will operate the new configuration with fully lie-flat Business Class Seats and all-aisle access. The remaining 767-300ERs that are not redesigned will be retired over time.
- The Business Class cabin will feature up to 28 fully lie-flat Business Class seats with all-aisle access, individual tray tables, a work surface, and universal AC power outlets, in addition to the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 device currently offered for inflight entertainment.
- The 767-300ERs will have 14 Main Cabin Extra seats with four to six inches more leg room than a standard Main Cabin seat. The Main Cabin will offer 167 seats.
- The airline intends to use retrofitted 767-300ERs on flights to existing markets.
- American intends to begin retrofitting the 767-300ERs in early 2014.
- We have plans to acquire 42 state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliners, which are currently scheduled to be delivered starting in late 2014
- We have plans to acquire 200 additional aircraft from the 737 family, with options for another 100 737 family aircraft
- As part of our Boeing agreement, we plan to take delivery of 100 aircraft from Boeing's current 737NG family starting in 2013, including three 737-800 options that had been exercised as of July 1, 2011.
- American also expects to acquire 100 of Boeing's next-generation 737 MAX aircraft, which will be powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines. The new-engine variant is expected to have 10 to12 percent lower fuel burn than current 737s.
- Our most recent deliveries of the 737-800, with 160 seats, include the all-new Boeing Sky Interior, offering larger overhead bins that pivot down and out similar to those on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a contemporary feeling of spaciousness, and variable LED lighting options for cabin ambience.
- We are retrofitting our current fleet of 76 737-800s to match those new deliveries.
- In 2013, we will begin taking delivery of the 130 current-generation Airbus A319 and A321
- The A319 aircraft will be powered by the CFM56-5B engine from CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric and Snecma.
- The A321 aircraft will be equipped with V2500-A5 engines from International Aero Engines (IAE), a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, MTU and JAEC.
- These engines were selected to enhance the operational performance and fuel efficiency of American's new Airbus fleet. The Airbus A320 family aircraft offer a 35 percent reduction in fuel cost per seat versus the MD-80 and a 12 percent and 15 percent fuel cost reduction per seat, respectively, versus the 757 and 767-200
- We will begin taking delivery of 130 Airbus "Neo" next-generation engine technology in 2017