American Airlines has recently planned to bring a substitution of its widebody fleet Airbus A330-300, B767-300, and B777-200 jets with the most advanced Boeing’s B787 Dreamliner. The carrier has decided to buy 25 B787-9s to be delivered in 2023 and 22 B787-8s to distribute in the year 2020. At present, the airline runs 35 B787s on long-haul destinations.
An incomplete order that was planned to be delivered between 2020 and 2022 for 40 Boeing 737-Max aircraft has also been delayed. Robert Isom, the president of AA stated, ‘Essentially, the decision was altogether strenuous for between A330neo, Airbus A350 and Boeing 787. To conclude, our ultimate motive of easing our services made us to choose 787 deliberately.’ As per Derek Kerr, Chief Financial Officer, ‘Our earlier plan made us operate five widebody aircraft types whereas our current announcement led to us reduce the number to three.’ The replacement of aircraft bought multiple advantages for AA namely reduced maintenance costs, fuel efficiency, and good customer satisfaction.