American Airlines orders 47 Boeing 787s, cancels A350 order

American Airlines orders 47 Boeing 787s, cancels A350 order

San Francisco (AFP) – American Airlines has ordered 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in an order valued at $12 billion at list prices, while cancelling a major order for Airbus A350s. 

The order comprises 22 787-8s scheduled to begin arriving in 2020 and 25 787-9s scheduled to begin arriving in 2023. 

“We are extremely honored that American Airlines, is deepening its commitment to the 787 Dreamliner,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister in a statement.

The sale bring American Airlines’ total number of 787s to 89 aircraft. Though the total value is $12 billion at list price, the final price paid by airlines is generally lower.

American Airlines added: “As part of the strategy to simplify its fleet, American agreed with Airbus today to terminate its order for 22 A350s, which was originally placed by US Airways,” which it bought in 2013.

“This was a difficult decision between the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350 and A330neo and we thank both manufacturers for their aggressive efforts to earn more of American’s business. In the end, our goal to simplify our fleet made the 787 a more compelling choice,” said American Airlines President Robert Isom.