As of April 20, 2012, the American Airlines fleet consists of 608 aircraft. American Airlines had an average fleet age of 14.9 years in April 2012. After the last of its Airbus A300 aircraft were retired in 2009, American Airlines operates an all-Boeing fleet (including aircraft produced by McDonnell Douglas before it merged with Boeing in 1997), one of only two legacy carriers which have such a fleet.
This situation will soon change, as American has ordered a total of 260 Airbus aircraft to replace its aging MD-80, 757, and 767-200 jets. On July 20, 2011, American Airlines ordered 360 and took options for 465 aircraft from Boeing and Airbus, with the intention of replacing MD-80, 757–200 and 767-200 aircraft. According to American Airlines, this is the largest purchase of aircraft in history.
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... Atlantic Fleet training schedule, with Norfolk her homeport ... the first of her annual deployments with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean ... cruise, sailing via the Cape of Good Hope for Taiwan, where she joined the 7th Fleet for operations in the Western Pacific until 28 June 1955 ...
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Famous quotes containing the word fleet:
“On the middle of that quiet floor
sits a fleet of small black ships,
square-rigged, sails furled, motionless,
their spars like burned matchsticks.”
—Elizabeth Bishop (19111979)
“Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,
Which I gaze on so fondly today,
Were to change by tomorrow, and fleet in my arms,
Like fairy-gifts fading away.”
—Thomas Moore (17791852)
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For so appears this fleet majestical.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)