American Airlines continues plans to enhance and modernize travel with today's announcement of customer-pleasing interiors onboard its more than 200 new narrowbody deliveries from Airbus and Boeing these are a part of the previously announced order for 460 new aircraft.
As previously announced, American plans to take delivery of 130 current generation Airbus aircraft from the A321 and A319 variants and 100 current generation Boeing 737-800s through 2017. Also beginning in 2017, American will take delivery of 130 next generation Airbus aircraft and beginning in 2018 the airline plans to take delivery of 100 next generation 737 MAX aircraft. American plans to configure some of the A321s for use on transcontinental flights and intends to use the remaining A321s, as well as all of the A319s and new Boeing 737-800s to retire aging aircraft in its existing fleet.
In addition to modern interiors, these aircraft will also keep customers connected with inflight Wi-Fi throughout the aircraft, entertained with in-seat entertainment at every seat, and fully-charged with individual 110 volt universal AC power outlets and USB jacks at every seat. Plus, Main Cabin Extra seating, installed on all new deliveries beginning in August 2012 on the Boeing 737-800, will offer the option of more legroom and priority boarding privileges. See release for details.
- The First Class cabin will be outfitted with 10 fully lie-flat seats in a 1-1 configuration giving every seat direct aisle access – a feature that no other domestic airline offers.
- The Business Class cabin will be outfitted with 20 fully lie-flat seats, designed by BE, in a 2-2 configuration.
- In the Main Cabin, the seats will be designed by Recaro and arranged in a 3-3 configuration. The option to enjoy more legroom is available with 36 Main Cabin Extra seats and the aircraft also offers 36 Main Cabin seats.
- American plans to outfit the entire aircraft with seat-to-seat chat; live text news and weather updates, 3-D moving maps, airport maps, connecting gate information, and more.
- For customers traveling in the premium class cabins, a complimentary inflight entertainment selection of up to 75 movies, more than 150 TV programs, more than 350 audio selections and up to 15 games will be available on a 15.4-inch HD-capable touchscreen monitor positioned in each seat. Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headsets will be available.
- In Main Cabin every seatback will have an 8.9-inch HD-capable touchscreen monitor with an assortment of movies, TV programs, games and audio selections.
- American intends to take delivery of these aircraft beginning in Nov. 2013 through 2014. The A321 transcontinental aircraft will replace American's existing fleet of Boeing 767-200s and fly between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and JFK and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
A321, A319 and Boeing 737-800
- The remaining A321s, as well as all of the A319s and 100 Boeing 737-800 new deliveries, will enrich the inflight experience with modern technology and entertainment options for customers traveling throughout the United States.
- American intends to replace its fleet of domestic Boeing 757-200s and MD80s with A321s, A319s and Boeing 737-800s – all with leather seats, Wi-Fi and in-seat inflight entertainment throughout the aircraft.
- These aircraft will have a two-class cabin configuration, Main Cabin Extra seating, and 110 volt universal AC power outlets at every seat.
- American also plans to give customers onboard these aircraft access to seat-to-seat chat, weather updates, 3-D moving maps, airport maps, connecting gate information, and more.
- For customers traveling in the First Class cabin, a complimentary inflight entertainment selection of up to 75 movies, more than 150 TV programs, more than 350 audio selections and up to 15 games will be available on a 12.1-inch HD-capable touchscreen monitor positioned in each seat.
- Customers in the Main Cabin will also enjoy an assortment of movies, TV programs, games and audio selections on in-seat 8.9-inch HD-capable touchscreen monitors.
- These aircraft will be delivered beginning with the A319s in July 2013, followed by the Boeing 737-800s in Oct. 2013 and the A321s in 2Q14.
For more information on American's aircraft investments, including the latest details of the narrowbody fleet, visit www.aa.com/newplanes.