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American Airlines agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLRs

Le Bourget – American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, will acquire 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft, the new longer-range version of Airbus’ hugely successful A321neo. The purchase agreement includes the conversion of 30 of American’s existing A321neo slots to A321XLRs and incremental orders for an additional 20 A321XLRs. The A321XLR will have the longest range of…

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Boeing South Carolina’s 100th 787

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. Boeing [NYSE: BA] South Carolina marked a major milestone this week as the site’s 100th 787 Dreamliner rolled out of the factory. The airplane now begins system checks, fueling and engine runs on the flight line. The 787-8 will be delivered to American Airlines next year Source Boeing / Edited By Airline…

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Merger Cleared For Take-off

As we all prepped the Turkey, shopped for cranberry juice or packed our bags for a flight. One last airline to shop for now as two becomes one. US Airways and American Airlines on Wednesday were given the all clear to merge from all suits that blocked earlier in august of this year. The U.S…

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American Airlines first A320 aircraft delivered

Courtesy Airbus American Airlines took delivery of its first A320 Family aircraft at a special ceremony at Airbus facilities in Hamburg, Germany. Teams from American Airlines, Airbus and CFM International celebrated the first of 260 Airbus single-aisles the airline has selected to fly it into the future. American’s A319s will seat 128 passengers in a…

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Republic Order Included in Embraer’s Backlog for 2013

São José dos Campos, Brazil – As a consequence of the approval by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the agreement between American Airlines and Republic Airways Holdings Inc., under which Republic will operate the Embraer 175 for American Airlines, the Purchase Agreement between Embraer and Republic Airlines – announced on January 24 – for up…

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American Airlines selects Airbus’ Runway Overrun Prevention System

American Airlines has decided to equip all of its A320 Family fleet with Airbus’ innovative Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) technology. This on-board cockpit technology, which Airbus has pioneered independently over several years, increases pilots’ situational awareness during landing, reduces exposure to runway excursion risk, and if necessary, provides active protection. ROPS was first approved…

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First 777-300ER in U.S. to American Airlines

EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered to American Airlines today its first 777-300ER (extended range) jetliner as part of the airline’s fleet modernization effort and global network strategy. The delivery makes the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier the first U.S. airline to add the 777-300ER to its fleet. American Airlines plans…

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US Airways and American Airlines Potential Merger Closer

Labor Day weekend is upon us and after reading and following this possible merger for a long time we are skeptical as to the job losses. Without a doubt from the Delta / NWA merger it broke up a great family within Northwest. Being involved in the airline industry on and off since mid-1980’s many…

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American Airlines Merge or Independence

As time moves forward we all have to make changes and adjustments. As one profession says we have to learn, change and adapt. Right now American Airlines as we all know are under chapter 11 and intend according to Mr. Horton to change within. Here is a clip of his letter to employees of American…

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US Airways Aggressive For Merger

As time moves forward what the flying public knows and what really happens are sometimes two different versions. US Airways is seeking aggressively a merger with American Airlines. AMR Corp C.E.O. Tom Horton in recent weeks stated “the timing is not right” in regards to a merger.  It seems all the moves are being made…

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