Dreamliner Joins American Airlines Fleet

American Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 jet, adding the Dreamliner to its widebody fleet. The first aircraft, a B787-8 registered N800AN, was officially handed over at Boeing’s factory in Everett, Washington and flown to its new home at Dallas-Fort Worth on Friday afternoon.

 

The Oneworld founding member has fitted its Dreamliners in a 3-class configuration, featuring 28 Business Suites, 48 seats in Main Cabin Extra and 150 Main Cabin seats. These will be the airline’s latest hard products and will work together with the jet’s increased space, lower cabin pressure and mood lighting to create a more comfortable cabin environment for passengers.

 

American has placed firm orders for 42 B787s, split across the smaller B787-8 and the larger B787-9, as part of a USD 2 billion fleet and product modernization plan. The airline already boasts the youngest fleet amongst its rivals (with an average aircraft age of 12.3 years), which is set to be reduced further with the new deliveries.

 

The American Airlines B787 will spend the next few weeks in a crew training and final preparation phase, before entering revenue service in the second quarter, flying domestically between American’s hubs and thereafter on international services.

 

For more information, visit www.aa.com.

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