13 December 2013
American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) subsidiary American Airlines, Inc. said it has signed agreements with Bombardier Inc. and Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ) to purchase 90 new 76-seat regional jets.
Consistent with American´s plan of reorganization and merger agreement, these aircraft will provide much improved economics for the airline as they will replace smaller, less efficient 50-seat regional aircraft scheduled for retirement.
American has firm orders for 30 Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, with options for up to 40 more. The CRJ900s will have 12 First Class, 32 Main Cabin Extra and 32 Main Cabin seats, and the firm order of CRJ900 aircraft will be operated on behalf of American by PSA Airlines, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of US Airways. American expects to begin taking delivery of the CRJ900s in the second quarter of 2014.
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