AA's 767-200ERs are, on average, about 16 to 17 years old, which would make them a couple of years older than AA
's oldest 763ER. Remember, the AA
763ER fleet was acquired over many many years.....AA
's newest 763ER is only about a year old and was part of an order made to replace the ex-TWA 767s. Note that AA
only flies the ER
version of the 762 at the moment, it has parked the its non-ER models (which are about 18 to 20 years old) and it does not seem as if those aircraft will retutn to service.
I do not think that AA
has any plans at the moment to replace its 762s, they still have years of flying left and are low-cycle aircraft, most only fly 2 segments per day. The 762s are the right size for the transcon routes on which they are utilized.....frequency is important in this market and the 763s or 777s would simply be too big to maintain the current number of flights. UA
has decided to try 757s with a special premium service configuration on its JFK
-California transcons, which are very oriented towards full fare/premium pax, but I do not think that AA
will follow UA
is still very much interested in moving lots of passengers between the coasts while UA
is tailoring its flights to its loyal business customers.
Eventually, when finances permit, I assume that AA
will look to replace its 762 and A300 fleets (and eventually its 763 fleet) with versions of Boeing's 7e7....however, AA
is certainly in no position to order new aircraft at the moment, AA
's 3rd quarter results were rather dismal and AA
still has a way to go to return to profitability.