American Airlines once had a very diverse fleet. This included Airbus and Boeing widebody and narrowband. However, at the onset of the global crisis, the airline began investigating its fleet and shifted to withdrawing its aging and more inefficient aircraft types. The airline has its mainline fleet here as it stands at the end of 2020.
The only Airbus aircraft in the US fleet are narrow. This includes:
- Airbus A319
- Airbus A320
- Airbus A321
Of these, 133 are A319s, 48 A320s, 218 A321ceos, and 28 A321neos, according to data from Planespotters.net.
The Airbus A319 has a seating capacity of 12 passengers, with eight in first class, 24 in extra-legroom economy and 79 in standard economy. The A320s have 150 passenger seats, and 12 first-class seats, 18 extra-legroom economy seats, and 120 standard economy seats.
Airbus A321s come in two configurations. There are 181 passengers in first seats, 16 in first class, 36 in extra-legroom economy and 129 seats in standard economy. However, the aircraft is in the process of seating 187 passengers, with 16 in first class, 15 in extra-legroom economy and 156 in standard economy.
There is also a fleet of Transcontinental Airbus A321s, or A321Ts. These aircraft have 10 seats from American’s “flagship first”, reverse-herringbone seats in a 1-1 configuration. Then there are 20 “flagship business” seats, in a 2-2 lie-flat configuration. Then there are 72 economy seats, split in half between extra-legroom economy and standard economy seats.
The latest Airbus aircraft in the American fleet are the A321neos, which seats 196 passengers. The first class has 20 seats, 47 in extra-legroom economy and 129 seats in standard economy.
Boeing Nairobids and Widebodies
American Airlines has 304 Boeing 737-800s, similar to the A321s, which are undergoing cabin densification process, going from 160 to 172 seats. Both have a capacity of 16 in the first class and 30 in the extra-legroom coach. The 160-seater aircraft has 114 standard economy seats, while the 172-seater version has 126.
The latest delivery for American Airlines from the Boeing 737 Max 8 is the factory, 30 of that jet in the carrier’s fleet. These aircrafts carry 172 passengers in the same layout as the compact 373800-passengers00.
American Airlines now only has a Boeing widebody in its fleet. It consists of 47 Boeing 777-200ERs, which seats 273 passengers. This includes 37 “flagship businesses,” 24 in premium economy, 66 in additional legroom economy and 146 in standard economy.
American also operates 20 Boeing 777-300ERs, which seats 304 passengers. They are the only widebody in the US fleet to offer “flagship first” class with room for eight passengers. It is followed by 52 “flagship business” seats, 28 premium economy seats, 28 extra-legroom coach seats and 188 additional economy seats.
The Boeing 787-8s are a large part of the vast fleet of the American future. American has 23 Boeing 787-8s, which come in two different configurations. To seat 234 passengers, one variant has 20 “flagship business” seats, 28 in premium economy, 48 in extra-legroom economy, and 138 standard economy seats. The other version has room for 226, with 28 in the business category, 55 in extra economy, and 143 in standard economy.
Boeing 787-9 seats more passengers, 285 passengers maximum. This includes 30 “flagship businesses,” 21 in premium economy, 34 in extra-legroom economy and 200 in standard economy.
Fleet retired in 2020
American Airlines hosted the types of aircraft this year. This includes Airbus A330s (including -300s and smaller -200s), Boeing 757-200s, Boeing 767-300ERs and Embraer E190.
In total, it includes 15 A330–200s, nine A330–300s, 34 Boeing 757–200s, 18 Boeing 767–300ERs, and 20 Embraer E190s, which rolled out the US fleet in 2020. For the crisis.
In total, American now operates 873 mainline aircraft, with over 200 aircraft on order. This includes Airbus A321neos (and A321XLR!), Boeing 737 Max and Boeing 787-8s and -9.
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