American Airlines orders 35 additional Boeing 737-800s

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) announced an order for 35 additional Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s, to be delivered in 2011 and 2012.

The 35 newly ordered 737s will be in addition to the 84 new 737s that began entering American’s fleet in April 2009, when the Company launched its replacement plan for its DC-9-82/83 narrowbody fleet.

The 737-800s are equipped with Aviation Partners Boeing Blended Winglets.

Including the 35 new orders and 84 737s that began arriving in 2009, American expects to have a total of 195 737-800s in its narrowbody fleet by the end of 2012.

On the financial side, AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, reported a net loss of $10.7 million for the second quarter of 2010, or $0.03 per share, compared to a net loss of $390 million, or$1.39 per share, in the second quarter of 2009.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 737-823 N936AN (msn 29532) completes the river approach at Washington (Reagan National).