American Airlines fleet

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American Airlines operates 932 aircraft, giving it the largest commercial airline fleet in the world. Airbus A330s, some A320 family aircraft and Embraer E190s were acquired from the merger with US Airways. It primarily operates a mix of Airbus and Boeing narrow-body and wide-body aircraft, as well as one narrow-body type manufactured by Embraer. American is currently in the process of the largest fleet renewal in its history, with over 200 aircraft remaining on order from Airbus and Boeing.

Current fleet[edit]

American is the largest operator of the Airbus A320 family in the world.[1][n 1] It operates the largest fleet of A321 aircraft, and the largest A319 fleet in the world.

As of April 2020, the American Airlines mainline fleet consists of the following aircraft:[2][3][4]

American Airlines fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
F B E+ M+ M Total
Airbus A319-100 133 8 24 96 128
Airbus A320-200 48 12 18 120 150
Airbus A321-200 219 10 20 36 36 102 Transcontinental service configuration.
20 35 135 190
16 18 153 187 To be converted to 190-seat configuration.
16 34 131 181 To be converted to 190-seat configuration.
Airbus A321neo 17 53[5] 20 47 129 196
Airbus A321XLR 50
TBA
To be delivered from 2023 to 2025.[6]
Airbus A330-200 15 20 21 54 152 247
Airbus A330-300 9 28 16 247 291 All to be retired by 2020 and be replaced by Boeing 787-9.[7]
Boeing 737-800 304 16 30 114 160 76 aircraft are to be retired by the end of 2021.[8]
16 30 126 172
Boeing 737 MAX 8 24 76 16 30 126 172
Boeing 757-200 31 16 52 108 176 International configuration. To be retired by fall 2021 and replaced by Airbus A321XLR.
12 38 138 188 Domestic configuration. To be retired by 2020 and replaced by Airbus A321neo.
Boeing 767-300ER 2 28 21 160 209 To be retired by May 2020[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 21 21 20 28 48 143 239 Replacing Boeing 767-300ER.
Boeing 787-9 22 25 30 21 24 200 285 Replacing Airbus A330-300, Boeing 767-300ER and older Boeing 777-200ER.
Embraer 190 20 11 8 80 99 To be retired by end of 2020.[11]
Total 932 225

Fleet history[edit]

Formerly operated[edit]

Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes Refs
Jet Aircraft
Airbus A300B4-600R 35 1988 2009 [12]
BAe 146-100 8 1987 1994 Former Air California fleet. [13]
BAe 146-200
BAC 111-401AK 30 1963 1972 [14]
Boeing 707-120 56 1959 Unknown
Boeing 707-320 47 Unknown 1981 [15]
Boeing 717-200 28 2001 2003 Former Trans World Airlines fleet. [16]
Boeing 720B 25 1960 Unknown [17]
Boeing 727-100 59 1964 1994
Boeing 727-200 125 1968 2002 [18]
Boeing 737-100 2 1987 Unknown Former Air California fleet. [19]
Boeing 737-200 21 1987 1991 Former Air California fleet. [20]
Boeing 737-300 8 1987 1988 Former Air California fleet. [21]
Boeing 747-100 18 1970 1984
Boeing 747-200 1 1984 1984 [22]
Boeing 747SP 2 1986 1994 [23]
Boeing 767-200 13 1982 2014
Boeing 767-200ER 17 1984 2014
Boeing 767-300ER 67 1988 2020
Convair 990 20 1962 1967
Fokker 100 75 1991 2004 [24]
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 55 1971 2000 Years differ due to American purchasing 20 second-tier aircraft after original 35. [25]
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 11 1981 2000 All purchased used from various other airlines [26]
McDonnell Douglas MD-11 19 1991 2002 [27]
McDonnell Douglas MD-81 8 2001 2011 Former Trans World Airlines fleet. [28]
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 270 1983 2019 [29]
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 108 1983 2019 [29]
McDonnell Douglas MD-87 5 1991 2001 Former Reno Air fleet. [30]
McDonnell Douglas MD-90 5 1999 2005 Former Reno Air fleet. [31]
Propeller Aircraft
Convair 240 80 Unknown Unknown
Convair 440 Metropolitan 5 Unknown Unknown
Douglas DC-2 16 Unknown Unknown
Douglas DC-3 113 1936 Unknown
Douglas DC-4 53 Unknown Unknown
Douglas DC-6 88 Unknown Unknown
Douglas DC-7 58 Unknown Unknown
Lockheed L-188 Electra 35 1959 1968

American Freighter formerly operated[edit]

American Airlines Former Freighter Aircraft[32]
Aircraft Introduced Retired Notes
Boeing 707-320C Unknown Unknown
Boeing 747-100SF Unknown Unknown

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 since April 2015, the total used here is combined for both carriers

References[edit]

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