Following a massive injection of new aircraft in the four years following its December 2013 emergence from Chapter 11 and merger with US Airways, American Airlines is slowing the pace of its fleet renewal and dialing back spending on aircraft. From 2014-2017, Dallas/Fort Worth-based American added an average of 97 aircraft per year for a total of about 400 new mainline aircraft. In 2018, it will take delivery of just 22 mainline aircraft, allowing it to reduce capital expenditures on new ...

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