American Airlines Selects Airbus A319, A321S

American Airlines Selects Airbus A319, A321S

American Airlines Selects Airbus A319, A321S

American Airlines on Monday said it had chosen the Airbus A319 and A321 — variants of the A320 aircraft — as part of its narrow-body order announced in July.

The third-largest US airline said the A319 aircraft will be powered by the CFM56-5B engine from CFM International. The A321 aircraft will feature V2500-A5 engines from International Aero Engines.

American Airlines said in July it would take delivery of 130 current-generation aircraft from the Airbus A320 family starting in 2013. The carrier plans to take delivery of 130 aircraft from the A320neo family, which features a new fuel-efficient engine, starting in 2017.

The planes are part of a giant order for 460 single-aisle jets worth up to USD$40 billion split between Airbus and Boeing. The deal calls for American to buy 260 Airbus A320s and 200 Boeing 737s.

(Reuters)



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