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Reducing its environmental footprint - American Airlines partners with Safran for more efficient brakes

As part of its commitment to minimize the environmental impact of air travel, American Airlines, the world’s largest operator by fleet size, has partnered with Safran Landing Systems to upgrade its Boeing 737NG fleet from steel to carbon brakes, representing more than 300 aircraft currently in operation.Lighter than steel brakes, with up to 700 pounds (320 kg) of weight savings per aircraft,...

American Airlines makes equity investment in Universal Hydrogen

American Airlines announced strategic equity investment in Universal Hydrogen, a company building a green hydrogen distribution and logistics network for aviation. The investment supports American’s science based targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2035, and ultimately its commitment to achieve net zero GHG emissions by 2050. This investment makes American the...

A private premium experience in the sky: American Airlines introduces new Flagship Suite seats

American Airlines is giving customers a suite new ride. With new deliveries of its Airbus A321XLR and Boeing 787-9 aircraft, beginning in 2024, the airline will unveil new Flagship Suite premium seating and a reimagined aircraft interior for its long-haul fleet. Flagship Suite seats will offer customers a private premium experience with a privacy door, a chaise lounge seating option and...

American Airlines celebrates 80 years in Mexico with record growth in the country

American Airlines is celebrating 80 years of service to Mexico this month. In 1942, the airline launched service from Dallas to Mexico City with a Douglas DC-3 aircraft, first stopping in Monterrey to refuel. With this flight, Mexico became the airline’s second international destination, following the launch of Toronto, Canada, in 1941. José A. Freig, Vice President of Internationa...

More quarantine-free travel and pre-flight COVID-19 testing options - American

American Airlines is further streamlining and helping customers travel with confidence when they are ready to fly. Through collaboration with airport authorities in Italy and coronavirus (COVID-19) testing partner GoHealth Urgent Care, American is leading the way in safe travel. “We’re proud to offer our customers additional options to ease travel as they begin planning their g...

American Airlines builds on commitment to sustainable fuels with Kuehne+Nagel

American Airlines has reached an agreement in principle with Kuehne+Nagel to allocate a portion of the carbon reduction benefit the airline generates through its use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to the logistics company, one of American’s leading cargo customers. The agreement in principle is believed to be the largest SAF collaboration between a freight logistics company and an air...

DAE delivers first of 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to American Airlines

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. announced that it has delivered the first of 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to American Airlines as part of the Purchase and Leaseback agreement signed with American in the third quarter of this year. Delivery of the remaining aircraft is expected to be completed in the coming months. Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer of DAE commented: “We are del...

$550 Million Investment to American Airlines Tulsa Maintenance Base

American Airlines will invest $550 million in its largest Base Maintenance facility in Tulsa. It is  an integral part of operating the carrier’s fleet of nearly 1,000 mainline aircraft safely and reliably. Tech Ops – Tulsa is home to more than 5,500 team members — 600 of those positions were added in 2019 — and conducts nearly half of the...