KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3871 times:
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- AMR Corp., the parent of American Airlines, said in a federal filing that it intends to expand its fleet of Boeing Co. aircraft through 2004.
American Airlines, the nation's No. 2 air carrier, plans to spend about $850 million through the remainder of 2000 to acquire 69 Boeing 737-800s, 20 Boeing 757-200s and 15 Boeing 777-200IGWs, the company reported in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
American Airlines said it will spend $1.6 billion in 2001, $500 million in 2002 and approximately $300 million in both 2003 and 2004 to complete the transaction. Deliveries from Seattle-based Boeing Co. (BA) will extend through 2004.
American Airlines will fund its remaining 2000 capital expenditures from its existing cash and short-term investments, internally generated cash, and new financing.
In May, American Airlines ordered an additional 20 Boeing 757 narrow-body jets valued, at list prices, at about $1.4 billion. The planes were ordered under an agreement guaranteeing American the lowest price for jets in return for ordering large airplanes from Boeing exclusively. Airlines typically receive deep discounts off Boeing's list prices. Terms of the transaction weren't released. Boeing, in a pitched battle with European consortium Airbus Industrie, has offered more creative financing to customers recently.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8090 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2628 times:
I'm not surprised that AA is buying so many Boeing planes. After all, AA has been rapidly phasing out their D10 fleet (if they haven't completely done so by now), looking for planes that can fly long, thin transcon routes (which the 738 is well-suited for), and increasing their 772ER fleet for increased international operations. Don't be surprised within 3 years all of AA's long international flights will be done by the 772ER, a plane well-liked by both pilots and passengers alike.
TWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3135 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2530 times:
Lets hope they will never fall for Airbus, close call with those A300s. but still- this proves that they really are an American Airline, not like Untied, i mean United. I do like the TV's on the A319/320 better that the 737-800s though.
life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on
A340-500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2513 times:
"a plane well-liked by both pilots and passengers alike."
hmm... an interesting notion there, buddy. did you formulate that opinion all by yourself or were you misled my the scandalous Boeing polls like so many others on this forum?
no doubt that the 772ERs will have their share of international duties, but the unsung heroes of AA's international route network are the A300-600Rs. their 35-strong fleet of -600R's have been the real workhorse to their south american destinations. i don't think AA will phase-out the buses within the next three years like you suggested.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2517 times:
Hey buddy. If you wern't so worried about dissing boeing products, and kissing airbus ass, you would have realized the story I posted was one taken off the news wire. I will admit I prefer Boeing products, but I love aviation as a whole, and that includes Airbus. If one was inclined to, they could take your comments as a reaction of jealousy. Next time, pay attention to the whole article.