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American Airlines New 767-300?  
User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4534 times:

I think I saw an American Airlines today doing some touch and go's at Paine Field north of Seattle. It was really pretty as it flew right over my house.

Is American Airlines getting any more 767-300 this year and how many? I am suprised AA is still getting new 767's. I thought they were delayed.

I know it wasn't a 777-200 because I could tell by the sound of the engines.

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User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4519 times:
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It's the order to replace the TWA 767's that were phased out because of the PW engines.

User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3805 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4495 times:

American is indeed scheduled to take delivery of at least one 767-300 in 2003 (number may be more). Cannot remember the source, but it was a reliable one that included this info in a story about AA being more or less forced to accept delivery of aircraft for which it had no need. Could it be a disadvantage of attempting to restructure outside of bankruptcy--when one does not have the option (ala UA and US) of thumbing their nose at their creditors and contractual commitments?

User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3761 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4355 times:
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I think they have 9 767-300's currently on order, including the one you are talking about, the one you just saw in Seattle. They originally had ordered 15 but they canceled 6 and kept the remaining 9, like you say, to simply replace the 9 ex-TWA 767-300's. They maybe have more on option but given the situation the US airline industry is now, I don't think they will convert any to firm order, definitely not now. They have no more 757's on firm order, I don't know if they still have anymore 777's on order but they do have more 737-800's on order. The deliveries of these Boeing jets are scheduled for 2004/2005, by then the industry should be in a better shape. The Fokkers will be gone in 2006.

Ben Soriano

PS: I flew yesterday on an ex-TWA 757 from DFW to LGA.



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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4334 times:

Yes, American does have 9 763s on order, along with 4 772s and a unknown number of 738s as well. Some of the slots for the 738s were sold to Qantas, so AA number of 738s on order maybe smaller by 15-20 airframes. AA really isn't in the position to afford anything right now. Just my two cents. Regards.


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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9628 posts, RR: 68
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4336 times:
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they wanted to defer the 763's but Boeing was too far along to stop, so they were forced to take them.

User currently offlineAmericanF100 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4255 times:

I don't see why American is still getting new planes. All the airlines are in a tight spot and American doesn't seem to understand that the situation will most likely get worse with the whole thing with Iraq. They have so many planes now, cuz of TWA and everything, and many of those planes are in storage cuz they have no use for them. So does anyone have a logical answer for why AA is still getting new planes? Why aren't they following Delta in cutting some of their network to help increase revenue? Maybe I'm completely off but it seems to me that they are still trying to get even bigger in a "not so good" period in the country, any thoughts?

Matt~


User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4204 times:

Matt

if you read about someone said that Boeing isn't really letting them differ more orders.


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7565 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4140 times:

Everything you need to know is in this article from a few weeks ago in the Seattle Times
<http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=boeing23&date=20030123&query=American+buys+Boeing+jets>


User currently offlineAa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3938 times:

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Read the earlier post. It would have been more expensive for AA to cancell the order than to take delivery. The orders were too far along to cancel.


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