American Airlines places orders for Airbus, Boeing and Embraer aircraft

American orders 85 Airbus A321neo, 85 Boeing 737 MAX 10 and 90 Embraer E175 aircraft

American Airlines today announced orders for 260 new aircraft, including 85 Airbus A321neo, 85 Boeing 737 MAX 10 and 90 Embraer E175 aircraft.

The orders also include options and purchase rights for an additional 193 aircraft.

As part of the Boeing order, American has upgauged 30 existing 737 MAX 8 orders to 737 MAX 10 aircraft.

Robert Isom, American’s CEO said: “Over the past decade, we have invested heavily to modernize and simplify our fleet, which is the largest and youngest among U.S. network carriers.

“These orders will continue to fuel our fleet with newer, more efficient aircraft so we can continue to deliver the best network and record-setting operational reliability for our customers.”

Devon May American’s Chief Financial Officer said: “We are very pleased to continue our longstanding partnerships with Airbus, Boeing and Embraer with these orders.

“As we look into the next decade, American will have a steady stream of new aircraft alongside a balanced level of capital investment, which will allow us to expand our network and deliver for our shareholders.”

Benoît de Saint-Exupéry, EVP Sales, Commercial Aircraft, Airbus said: “The continued investment in the A321neo is a testament to the unprecedented value of the world’s most versatile and capable single-aisle aircraft.

“For nearly two decades, American Airlines has used its A320 family of aircraft, some of which have been produced in the U.S. in Mobile, Alabama, to grow its domestic and short-haul international network and provide an exceptional experience for its passengers and crews.”

Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes said: “We deeply appreciate American Airlines’ trust in Boeing and its confidence in the 737 MAX family.

“American’s selection of the 737-10 will provide even greater efficiency, commonality and flexibility for its global network and operations.

“Our team here at Boeing is committed to delivering on this new order and supporting American’s strategic growth with one of the industry’s largest and most modern fleets.”