AmericanF100
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American's Future Fleet Plans

Thu Jan 03, 2002 1:46 am

I was just wondering what American's plans are for the future. Will they keep all 100+ MD-80's from TWA? Are they gonna get rid of TWA's Pratt-Powered 757's??? I know they are not planning to get more 717 and I believe they are getting rid of the 717 but when? Does anyone have any answers???

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RE: American's Future Fleet Plans

Thu Jan 03, 2002 3:58 am

American 757s powered with RR RB211-535 engines..Maybe they will not keep any Pratts powered 757s, and B737s will replace both 727s & MD80s.

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RE: American's Future Fleet Plans

Thu Jan 03, 2002 4:25 am

From October on they can return 2 B717 every month.
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RE: American's Future Fleet Plans

Thu Jan 03, 2002 6:21 am

The TWA 757s and 767s are both to be replaced i believe, they are all PW powered and the 767s were on order to replace the TWA 767s (15 were ordered but im not sure where that order stands these days with 9-11 etc.)
Im not sure when the TWA 757s are to be replaced... i dont think there was an order to replace em.... maybe they'll just be reitred early.... without replacement until replacements are needed to fill the capacity gap.
 
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RE: American's Future Fleet Plans

Thu Jan 03, 2002 8:13 am

I've seen several TWA B757-200s listed on Speednews as available for sale/lease by their owners;

N719TW and N720TW are listed as being available for sale/lease now by Aviation Capital.

I would think American will phase out the remaining TWA B757-200 as further B757-200/B737-800 aircraft are delivered to facilitate this.

While they may have a different engine and different interior/exit layout to AA's 757s, these aircraft will still have lower operating costs than a 727, for example. So I think the ex-TWA 757s will only go once all the older 727 aircraft have gone.

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RE: American's Future Fleet Plans

Thu Jan 03, 2002 9:35 am

AA Tenative Fleet Plans:

727: 31 remain, 3 more going out on 1/7/02. Retiring approx. 8 at the end of each month. Last flight on May 1st.

737-800: 77 in fleet, no more delivered until 2003. 2002 deliveries deferred, 15 of those to Qantas.

757-200: 117 in fleet, 6 more coming in 2002

767-200: Still going strong

767-300: Order for 15 more (to replace TWA PW 763's) deferred until at least 2003. (A total currently of 78 762's & 763's in fleet)

777-200: 40 in fleet, 3 more coming in 2002, remaining 4 deferred until at least 2003

F-100's: 74 in fleet, still going strong

MD-80's: 259 in fleet, all ex-Reno a/c have been retired. Prior to Sept, first MD-80 was to tenatively be retired in 2004, (this may have changed, later if anything 2006+) (Eventual replacement 737NG's 400+ options on this type)

A300's: 34 in fleet, still going strong.

MD-11's: last 4 were retired back in Oct. 2 still parked at AFW.

Former TWA aircraft:
717's: 30 in fleet, many rumors circulating, still definetely here at least for the short-term (First half 2002)

757's: 27 PW powered, staying in fleet for time being.

767-200's: all retired back in April

767-300's: 9 PW powerd, still flying out of STL for the short term. Eventually to be replaced by AA GE-powered 763's (defered order previously mentiond)

MD-80's: 103 in fleet, some being bought off lease by AA, some (few) being returned to lessors, most staying in fleet.
 
AmericanF100
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RE: American's Future Fleet Plans

Thu Jan 03, 2002 11:40 am

Thanks everyone for answering with so much info!

Matt~
 
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RE: American's Future Fleet Plans

Thu Jan 03, 2002 11:59 am

aa currently operates about 6 727's into philadelphia a day, 4 from dfw 2 mia. any one know what aircraft will replace the 727 on these routes come may, when the 727's are retired
 
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RE: American's Future Fleet Plans

Thu Jan 03, 2002 1:26 pm

American already replacing 727s with 737-800s..

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RE: American's Future Fleet Plans

Thu Jan 03, 2002 1:30 pm

USairways, since MIA-PHL is a high-density route, you will probably see 752s replace the 72S. The morning flight will remain a 738.
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