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American announces the retirement of five aircraft types!

American Airlines has made this announcement:

Last month, American Airlines announced plans to accelerate the retirement of some older, less fuel-efficient aircraft from its fleet sooner than originally planned. As flying schedules and aircraft needs are fine-tuned during this period of record low demand, American will take the unique step of retiring a total of five aircraft types.

Type Retired: March 27, 2020 (flight AA 9615 LGA-PIT with N946UW)

Above Copyright Photo: American Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW N946UW (msn 19000072) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403270.

Type Retirement: March 30, 2020 (flight AA 9441 LIM-MIA with N347AN)

Above Copyright Photo: American Airlines Boeing 767-323 ER WL N347AN (msn 33086) MIA (Ken Petersen). Image: 949517.

American has officially retired the Embraer E190 and Boeing 767-300 fleets, which were originally scheduled to retire by the end of 2020.

Type Retired: March 26, 2020 (for now) (flight AA 1797 DFW-LAS with N191AN)

Above Copyright Photo: American Airlines Boeing 757-223 WL N191AN (msn 32385) MIA (Ken Petersen). Image: 949641.

Type Retired: April 8, 2020 (flight AA 9607 SAL-ELP with N272AY)

Above Copyright Photo: American Airlines Airbus A330-323 N272AY (msn 333) LHR (SPA). Image: 930259.

The airline has also accelerated the retirement of its Boeing 757-200s and Airbus A330-300s. Additionally, American is retiring 19 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft operated by PSA Airlines.

Type Retired: March 30, 2020 (Flight OH 5305 DCA-CAK with N244PS)

Above Copyright Photo: American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N244PS (msn 7912) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 402940.

These changes remove operating complexity and will bring forward cost savings and efficiencies associated with operating fewer aircraft types. It will also help American focus on flying more advanced aircraft as we continue receiving new deliveries of the Airbus A321neo and the Boeing 737 MAX and 787 family. American’s narrowbody fleet also becomes more simplified with just two cockpit types – the Airbus A320 and the Boeing 737 families. This benefits American’s operational performance through training efficiency and streamlined maintenance.

American continues to evaluate its schedule and remains committed to caring for customers on life’s journey. These changes will help American continue to provide a reliable travel experience around the world, even during these uncertain times.

Here’s a snapshot of the aircraft exiting American’s fleet:

 

Airbus A330-300

Airbus A330-300 — Blue Sky News/Pittsburgh International Airport

Airbus A330-300

  • Joined the US Airways fleet in 2000 prior to joining American’s fleet in 2013.
  • Nine A330-300s in the fleet as of Jan. 1, 2020.
  • Flew mainly trans-Atlantic routes, with some domestic service.

 

Boeing 757-200

Boeing 757-200

Boeing 757-200

  • Joined the America West fleet in 1987 and American in 1989.
  • 34 757-200s in the fleet as of Jan. 1, 2020.
  • Flew mostly mainland domestic and Hawaii routes, with some trans-Atlantic and Latin America service.

 

Boeing 767-300ER

Boeing 767-300ER

Boeing 767-300ER

  • Joined American in 1988.
  • 17 767-300ERs in the fleet as of Jan. 1, 2020.
  • Flew mainly trans-Atlantic routes, with some domestic, Hawaii and Latin America service.

 

Boeing 767-300ER

Embraer E190 — Blue Sky News/Pittsburgh International Airport

Embraer E190

  • Joined the US Airways fleet in 2006 prior to joining American’s fleet in 2013.
  • 20 E190s in the fleet as of Jan. 1, 2020.
  • Flew domestic routes, with extensive support for American Airlines Shuttle.

 

Boeing 767-300ER

A Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft operated by PSA Airlines.

Bombardier CRJ200

  • Joined the PSA Airlines fleet in 2003.
  • 19 CRJ200s in the fleet as of Jan. 1, 2020.
  • Flew domestic routes on the East Coast, with service primarily from American’s hubs in Charlotte, North Carolina; Washington, D.C.; and Philadelphia.

American to introduce two new domestic routes

American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N228PS (msn 7897) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403749.

American Airlines is adding two new American Eagle domestic routes from two hubs:

Charlotte – New Haven, CT – weekly CRJ200 service effective December 22, 2018, operated by PSA Airlines

Dallas/Fort Worth – Cheyenne, WY – daily CRJ200 service effective November 4, 2018, operated by SkyWest Airlines

Top Copyright Photo: American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N228PS (msn 7897) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403749.

American Eagle-SkyWest aircraft slide show:

 

PSA Airlines strives to get back to normal operations

American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N557NN (msn 15340) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403781.

PSA Airlines (American Eagle), a subsidiary of the American Airlines Group, was forced to cancel over 2,500 flights in the past few days to a technical computer glitch which affected its crew scheduling system

The airline issued this statement today:

PSA Airlines has stabilized its computer systems and is working to reintroduce flying and get back to regular operations.

The regional carrier, which operates about 12 percent of American’s 6,700 daily flights, cancelled all flights the morning of Tuesday, June 19 as it works through schedules, getting aircraft and crews where they need to be to resume operations. PSA will operate a reduced schedule over the next few days as it restores full service. This issue is not affecting any of American’s other regional carriers or mainline flights.

We understand that these cancellations have been frustrating for customers, and teams from PSA and American have been working around the clock to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. We are rebooking passengers and American’s Customer Relations department continues to reach out to all affected customers. We encourage customers traveling on PSA-operated flights over the next few days to check their flight status at aa.com or on the American Airlines app. Both aa.com and the American Airlines app will let customers verify which carrier operates their flight.

Copyright Photo: American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N557NN (msn 15340) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403781.

American Eagle-PSA aircraft slide show:

PSA Airlines to open a new maintenance base operation at Pensacola International Airport

American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N218PS (msn 7885) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403747.

PSA Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, announced its plans to open a new maintenance base operation at Pensacola International Airport (PNS).

PSA’s immense fleet expansion necessitates additional locations to support the maintenance and reliability of its growing fleet. The operation at PNS will mark PSA’s eighth maintenance facility, joining Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), Dayton International Airport (DAY), Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), Norfolk International Airport (ORF), and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV).

PSA plans to employ 30-35 team members to include mechanics, leads, inspectors and stores personnel. PNS is an ideal location for PSA to add to its network of facilities, providing greater facility flexibility for a terminal operation.

PNS has been identified as a sustainable workforce location with the presence of local military and the abundance of technical schools within the state. PSA is looking for the best and brightest to join the top maintenance workforce in the regional industry. The airline offers top-of-industry pay for A&P mechanics and prospective candidates can look forward to working for a rapidly growing airline where they can advance their career in maintenance.

Copyright Photo: American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N218PS (msn 7885) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403747.

PSA Airlines aircraft slide show:

Bombardier signs contract with American Airlines for 15 firm CRJ900 aircraft

American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N549NN (msn 15322) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403729.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced on May 3, 2018 that it has signed a firm order for 15 new CRJ900 regional jets with American Airlines, Inc.

The purchase agreement also includes options on an additional 15 CRJ900 aircraft. Based on the list price of the CRJ900 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$ 719 million.

Upon delivery, American will be benefiting from the latest enhancement to the CRJ Series regional jets – the Atmosphère cabin, which offers an enhanced passenger experience and can accommodate the largest number of “oversized” roller bags of any aircraft in the same category.

American has selected PSA Airlines to operate the 15 CRJ900 in dual-class configuration with 76 seats, including 12 first class seats.

The airline intends to take delivery of their first aircraft with the new interior in the second quarter of 2019.

About the Atmosphère Cabin

The new Atmosphère cabin sets new standards of passenger experience in the regional jet market segment. Key features of the new interior are comprised of larger passenger living space, wheel-first roller bag capability, more spacious lavatory, increased cabin connectivity options, all integrated in a contemporary design and material choices. In fact, the Atmosphère cabin design allows each passenger to carry and store an “oversized” roller bag within the aircraft cabin bins which minimizes the need to check bags at the counter or the gate.

Copyright Photo: American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N549NN (msn 15322) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403729.

American Eagle-PSA aircraft slide show:

American to expand Washington Reagan National operations next spring

American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N574NN (msn 15365) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403063.

American Airlines is planning to expand operations at Washington’s Reagan National Airport (DCA) with three new American Eagle routes. Republic Airlines will add daily DCA – Little Rock E175 jet service on April 3, 2018 per Airline Route.

Additionally PSA Airlines will add the DCA – Montgomery (CRJ200) route on June 7, 2018 and daily DCA – Tallahassee (CRJ900) service on February 15, 2018.

AA is also converting weekend service from DCA to both Destin/Fort Walton Beach and Myrtle Beach to daily service for the summer 2018 season.

Copyright Photo: American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N574NN (msn 15365) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403063.

PSA Airlines Route Map:

American selects PSA Airlines to operate 24 additional Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft

PSA Airlines (2nd) (Dayton) has been selected by American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) to operate 24 new Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. This aircraft assignment to PSA follows American exercising 24 of its 40 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft options. The options were originally acquired as part of American’s large regional jet order announced in December 2013.

PSA will induct the 24 additional CRJ900 NextGen aircraft beginning in November 2015, with all aircraft being received by August 2016. These modern and fuel-efficient aircraft will be operated under the American Eagle brand and will provide American’s customers with a seamless transition between mainline and regional flights. The CRJ900 NextGen aircraft offers modern cabin elements including oversized overhead bins, all-leather seating and inflight Wi-Fi. The 76-seat jet features a two-class configuration with 12 First Class, 36 Main Cabin Extra and 28 Main Cabin seats, allowing American to offer an unsurpassed regional customer experience in its most competitive markets.

PSA Airlines continued:

Since 2013, PSA has experienced significant fleet and job growth. During this time the carrier, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group operating an all Bombardier fleet, has announced the addition of these 24 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, 30 previously announced CRJ900s NextGen aircraft and 47 CRJ700s. PSA’s fleet growth has resulted in more than 700 newly hired employees in the past year and a multitude of career and advancement opportunities for every workgroup. PSA’s pilot training program is recognized as one of the industry’s best, preparing crew members for a career with a rapidly expanding fleet of state-of-the-art regional jets. The company’s 1,900 employees currently operate nearly 400 daily flights to more than 80 destinations.

PSA has flight crew bases located in Dayton, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina, and maintains maintenance facilities in Dayton and Akron/Canton, Ohio, as well Charlotte.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. PSA currently operates 19 CRJ900s with another 11 to be delivered this year. PSA Airlines’ Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N555NN (msn 15338) departs from the Charlotte hub.

American Eagle-PSA Airlines aircraft slide show:

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PSA Airlines to introduce the new Bombardier CRJ900 on July 31

PSA Airlines (2nd) (American Eagle and US Airways Express) (subsidiary of American Airlines Group) will introduce its new Bombardier CRJ900s (three delivered so far) on July 31 per ch-aviation.

Although painted in American Eagle colors (above), the CRJ900s will initially be operated for US Airways mainly from the Charlotte and Philadelphia hubs.

Copyright Photo: Brian Peters/AirlinersGallery.com. The pictured Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) C-GWGQ became N547NN (msn 15317) when it was handed over on June 4, 2014.

US Airways Express-PSA Airlines: AG Slide Show

PSA (2nd) 2014 logo

 

Current Route Map for PSA Airlines:

PSA (2nd) 7.2014 Route Map

Video: Delivery of the first Bombardier CRJ900 to PSA Airlines:

Bombardier delivers the first CRJ900 to American for PSA Airlines

American Eagle-PSA (2nd) CRJ900 N547NN (13)(Delivery Ceremony) (Bombardier)(LRW)

Bombardier Aerospace (Montreal-Mirabel) has delivered the first of 30 enhanced CRJ900 NextGen aircraft to American Airlines Group Inc. (Dallas/Fort Worth). The aircraft will be operated by American Airlines Group wholly owned subsidiary PSA Airlines, Inc. (Dayton) under the American Eagle brand. The purchase agreement for the aircraft, which was announced in December 2013, also included options on an additional 40 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.

The pictured Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N547NN (msn 15317) was delivered on June 5.

PSA Airlines currently operates as an US Airways Express operator.

Previously the aircraft was unveiled to American Airlines employees and PSA Airlines employees at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and in Dayton, Ohio.

American Airlines is the first customer to take delivery of the enhanced CRJ900 NextGen regional jet, which provides up to 5.5 per cent fuel burn reduction over earlier-generation CRJ900 aircraft.

The delivery ceremony at Bombardier’s Mirabel, Québec, facility was attended by senior executives and employees of American Airlines, PSA Airlines, Bombardier and major suppliers to the CRJ Series regional jet program.

As of March 31, 2014, Bombardier had recorded firm orders for 1,817 CRJ Series aircraft, including 343 CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. Worldwide, CRJ Series aircraft are in service with more than 60 airlines and more than 30 customers operate corporate variants of the aircraft. The aircraft are operating in more than 50 countries on six continents, and on average, a CRJ aircraft takes off every 10 seconds somewhere in the world. CRJ Series aircraft have transported more than 1.4 billion passengers and have logged more than 39 million flight hours and over 32 million takeoffs and landings.

Copyright Photo: Bombardier.

American Airlines (current): AG Slide Show

US Airways Express-PSA Airlines: AG Slide Show

American to wire its Bombardier CRJ900 fleet with the Gogo ATG Wi-Fi system

Gogo announced today that it has reached an agreement with American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) to begin installing its ATG connectivity service on 30 new Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, which will be delivered to American and PSA Airlines starting this month. The additional connected aircraft will build on the more than 850 aircraft in American’s fleet that are currently equipped with Gogo’s In-flight Internet services.

American Airlines was the first commercial airline to launch connectivity service with Gogo.

American currently has Gogo’s ATG and ATG-4 service installed on its mainline aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Brian Peters/AirlinersGallery.com. The first Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) registered as C-GWGQ (msn 15317) for PSA Airlines (2nd) (Dayton) is pictured on display at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).