American Airlines to Retire Older Boeing 737 Jets

By Kurt Stolz on 31 March 2020
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An American Airlines 737-800 interior

American Airlines said it plans to retire some 76 Boeing 737 Next Generation jets as well as nine Airbus A330-300s wide-body airliners and 20 Embraer 190 regional jets.

The world’s largest airline currently has 304 737-800s in its fleet.  The 737 Next Generation model was produced starting in 1996 and includes the 737-600, -700, -800, and -900.

The move was announced in an online town hall meeting with the company’s employees on Sunday by its president, Robert Isom.  Isom said that the airline expects to begin receiving new 737 Max jets later in the year and that these would be used to replace older 737 Next Generation aircraft in need of heavy maintenance.

The airline previously said it would accelerate the retirement of its 31 Boeing 757-200s and two remaining 767-300ER wide-body airliners.

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