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American Air Will Add 104 Boeing Aircraft

Tue Aug 01, 2000 9:22 am

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.


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RE: American Air Will Add 104 Boeing Aircraft

Tue Aug 01, 2000 9:26 am

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.
 
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RE: American Air Will Add 104 Boeing Aircraft

Tue Aug 01, 2000 9:31 am

i wonder why they dont order 777-300
 
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RE: American Air Will Add 104 Boeing Aircraft

Tue Aug 01, 2000 11:43 am

These are not new orders.
 
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RE: American Air Will Add 104 Boeing Aircraft

Tue Aug 01, 2000 11:52 am

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.
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RayChuang

Tue Aug 01, 2000 12:34 pm

"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.
 
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RE: American Air Will Add 104 Boeing Aircraft

Tue Aug 01, 2000 12:36 pm

I am a little bit confused, is this a new order by AA or are they talking about previously ordered aircraft?
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RE: A340-500

Tue Aug 01, 2000 12:45 pm

Hey buddy, sounds like you've been misled by scandalous Airbus's claims that Boeing's polls are inaccurate.
 
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RE: A340-500

Tue Aug 01, 2000 1:25 pm

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.
 
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RE: American Air Will Add 104 Boeing Aircraft

Tue Aug 01, 2000 1:28 pm

Hey, are anymore Airbus orders likely in the future for AA or are they aiming to become an all-Boeing airline?

TWA902fly, if Air France isn't truly a French airline, why should American have to be?      
 
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Didn't Mean To...

Tue Aug 01, 2000 1:32 pm

Forgot to say, but my last comment in my previous post wasn't meant to ignite an A vs. B war, so please don't see it as being meant to do so or don't use it to start one.

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RE: American Air Will Add 104 Boeing Aircraft

Tue Aug 01, 2000 1:39 pm

Does anybody read each message in the thread?

THIS IS NOT A NEW ORDER. It is the remaining a/c to be delivered from the original 73/76/77 order, plus the 20 75s ordered in May. End of story.

Look for another order towards the end of the year involving widebodies.

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