American to acquire 23 additional Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft, defers 787-9 deliveries

American Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N310RF (msn 44451) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 956674.

American Airlines is adjusting its fleet plans as markets recover from COVID-19.

The airline has agreed to to convert 23 Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 purchase options into firm options.

AA is also deferring Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner deliveries due to the slower recovery of foreign travel according to the filing below.

Deliveries of the 787s will now begin in the fourth quarter of 2023 and will continue into 2027, with four 787-9 aircraft now scheduled for delivery in 2023.

American Airlines issued this filing:

On January 31, 2022, American Airlines, Inc. (American), a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group Inc. (the Company), entered into an amendment to that certain Purchase Agreement No. 03735, dated as of February 1, 2013, with The Boeing Company (Boeing), pursuant to which American has agreed to purchase a total of 23 additional 737 MAX 8 aircraft through the conversion of existing purchase options. In addition, American intends to convert a further seven of its purchase options in 2022, bringing its firm order of additional 737 MAX 8 aircraft to 30, with 15 of such aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2023 and 15 scheduled for delivery in 2024.
Additionally, on January 31, 2022, American entered into an amendment to that certain Purchase Agreement No. 3219, dated as of October 15, 2008, with Boeing, pursuant to which American and Boeing agreed to defer the delivery of certain 787-9 aircraft previously scheduled for delivery beginning in January 2023. Pursuant to this amendment, deliveries of these 787-9 aircraft will commence in the fourth quarter of 2023 and will continue into 2027, with four 787-9 aircraft now scheduled for delivery in 2023.
The delivery schedules presented herein represent our best estimates as of the date of this report. Actual delivery dates are subject to change based on various potential factors including production delays by the manufacturer.
Top Copyright Photo: American Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N310RF (msn 44451) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 956674.
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