American Airlines orders 30 new Boeing 737 Max jets amid Dreamliner slowdown

Feb. 4, 2022
This new order is the first aircraft commitment for the carrier since it ordered 50 Airbus A321 jets in 2019, AviationPros report.

FORT WORTH, Texas - Fort Worth-based American Airlines is ordering 30 new 737 Max 8 jets from Boeing, betting big on a domestic travel recovery with the controversial plane that was grounded in 2019, AviationPros report. Continue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

4 Feb. 2022 - American announced the orders for the 172-seat aircraft Wednesday and also said it was pushing back delivery of an undisclosed number of Boeing 787-9 jets that have been delayed because of production issues at Boeing. American has already blamed Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner delays for cutting international routes next summer.

American has orders for 57 of the 737 Max 8 jets through 2025, making a commitment to the plane that the airline’s leaders have bragged about in terms of fuel efficiency and cost savings but that was also grounded for nearly two years after two deadly crashes blamed on faulty anti-stall software.

The carrier is scheduled to get 15 of the jets in 2023 and the other 15 in 2024, according to regulatory filings. The deal includes 23 new purchase commitments from American and the exercise of options on seven planes.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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