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8:44 am
Wed July 20, 2011

New Jets for AA

Fort Worth, TX – American Airlines orders 460 new planes
DAVID KOENIG,AP Airlines Writer


FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) American Airlines is buying at least 460 new planes over the next five years and splitting the order between aerospace giants Boeing and Airbus.

American's parent, AMR Corp., said Wednesday it will buy 260 planes from Airbus and 200 from Boeing. It will also take options and purchase rights for up to 465 additional planes through 2025.

The airline expects the new, better-mileage planes will save money on fuel and provide more enticing amenities to passengers.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.