American Airlines fleet

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American Airlines operates 888 mainline aircraft, the largest commercial airline fleet in the world. It primarily operates a mix of Airbus and Boeing narrow-body and Boeing wide-body aircraft. American is currently in the process of the largest fleet renewal in its history, with almost 200 aircraft remaining on order from Airbus and Boeing. American is the largest operator of the Airbus A320 family in the world. It operates the largest fleet of A319 and A321 aircraft in the world.[1][n 1][2]

Current fleet[edit]

As of April 2021, the American Airlines mainline fleet consists of the following aircraft:[3]

American Airlines mainline fleet[4][5]
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
F J W Y+ Y Total
Airbus A319-100 133 8 24 96 128 Largest operator.
Airbus A320-200 48 12 18 120 150
Airbus A321-200 218 10 20 36 36 102 16 feature Premium Transcontinental configuration.
16 36 129 181 To be converted to 190-seat configuration.[6]
16 15 156 187
20 47 123 190 Largest operator.
Airbus A321neo 32 38 20 47 129 196
Airbus A321XLR 50 TBA To be delivered from 2023 to 2025.[7][8]
Boeing 737-800 303 16 30 114 160 To be retrofitted to 172-seat configuration.[6]
Older aircraft to be replaced by Boeing 737 MAX 8.
126 172
Boeing 737 MAX 8 41 59 16 30 126 172 To replace older Boeing 737-800.[9]
Boeing 777-200ER 47 37 24 66 146 273 Older aircraft to be replaced by Boeing 787-9 from 2023.[10]
Boeing 777-300ER 20 8 52 28 28 188 304
Boeing 787-8 24 13 20 28 48 138 234
Boeing 787-9 22 30 30 21 34 200 285 Replacing older Boeing 777-200ER.
Total 888 191

Fleet history[edit]

Retired American Airlines mainline fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes Refs
Jet Aircraft
Airbus A300B4-600R 1 1988 2001 N14053 crashed as Flight 587 [11]
34 2009
Airbus A330-200 15 2013 2020 Former US Airways fleet.
Retired due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
[12]
Airbus A330-300 9 [13][14]
BAe 146-100 1 1987 1988 Former AirCal fleet. [15]
BAe 146-200 7 1988 1994
BAC 111-401AK 30 1963 1972 [16]
Boeing 707-120 56 1959 1979
Boeing 707-320 48 1963 1981 [17]
Boeing 707-320C 8 1970 1981 [18]
Boeing 717-200 29 2001 2003 Former Trans World Airlines fleet. [19]
Boeing 720B 25 1961 1975 [20]
Boeing 727-100 59 1964 1994
Boeing 727-200 125 1968 2002 [21]
Boeing 737-100 2 1987 1990 Former AirCal fleet. [22]
Boeing 737-200 21 1991 [23]
Boeing 737-300 8 1992 [24]
Boeing 737-400 14 2013 2015 Former US Airways fleet.
Boeing 747-100 9 1970 1985
Boeing 747-100SF 7 1976 1989 [25]
Boeing 747-200 1 1984 1984 Leased from World Airways. [26]
Boeing 747SP 2 1986 1994 [27]
Boeing 757-200 1 1989 1995 N651AA crashed as Flight 965 [14]
1 2001 N644AA hijacked and crashed into The Pentagon as Flight 77, as part of the September 11 attacks.
175 2020 Retired due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
24 2014 Former US Airways fleet.
Retired due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boeing 767-200 13 1982 2014 [28]
Boeing 767-200ER 1 1984 2001 N334AA hijacked and crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center as Flight 11, as part of the September 11 attacks. [28]
16 2014
Boeing 767-300ER 1 1988 2016 N345AN damaged as Flight 383 [14]
95 2020 N384AA unsuccessfully bombed as Flight 63
Retired due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Convair 990 20 1962 1967
Embraer E190AR 20 2013 2020 Former US Airways fleet.
Retired due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
[14]
Fokker 100 75 1991 2004 [29]
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 1 1971 1972 N103AA damaged as Flight 96 [30]
1 1979 N110AA crashed as Flight 191
53 2000 Years differ because American purchased 20 second-tier aircraft after the original 35.
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 11 1981 2000 All purchased used from various other airlines. [31]
McDonnell Douglas MD-11 19 1991 2002 [32]
McDonnell Douglas MD-81 8 2001 2011 Former Trans World Airlines fleet. [33]
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 1 1983 1999 N215AA crashed as Flight 1420 [34]
269 2019
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 1 1987 1995 N566AA damaged as Flight 1572
107 2019
McDonnell Douglas MD-87 5 1991 2003 Former Reno Air fleet. [35]
McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 5 1999 2005 [36]
Propeller Aircraft
Convair 240 80 1948 Un­known
Convair 440 Metropolitan 5 1976 Un­known Operated by American Inter-Island Airlines for St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. [37]
Douglas DC-2 16 1934 Un­known
Douglas DC-3 113 1936 1955
Douglas DC-4 53 1946 1958
Douglas DC-6 88 1946 1966
Douglas DC-7 58 1953 1967
Lockheed L-188A Electra 35 1959 1968

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As of August 31, 2017, Airbus still lists American Airlines and US Airways as separate operators. However, following the merger of the airlines in April 2015, the total used here is combined for both carriers.

References[edit]

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