American Airlines to Upgrade Boeing 757 Aircraft

American Airlines Maintenance and Engineering department to make upgrades over the next two years on its entire fleet of 124 Boeing 757 aircraft.

American deploys its Boeing 767-300 aircraft for many of its trans-Atlantic services, as well as on select routes within the United States and to Latin America. In all, this fleet serves more than 50 routes to more than 20 destinations. By early summer 2007, American expects to have the next-generation Business Class on all 767-300 aircraft flying routes between New York and Europe .

On March 15 , American completed the outfitting of Business Class cabins with the new personal video and audio entertainment devices. By expediting the installation, American offers customers expanded entertainment features sooner than scheduled.

Boeing 767-200

Passengers will begin experiencing enhancements on American's fleet of 15 Boeing 767-200s as early as this summer. This aircraft is primarily flown between New York and Los Angeles and between New York and San Francisco .

In the First Class and Business Class cabins, the upgrades include updated seats, a lighter and brighter cabin interior, and new audio and video on-demand personal entertainment devices. American also is installing one additional First Class seat on each aircraft, which increases the number of First Class seats on the 767-200s to 10. All of the upgrades will be implemented in phases, beginning with the new in-flight entertainment systems,followed by upgraded First Class seats, the installation of the additional First Class seat, and the enhanced cabin interior.

The Economy Class cabin also will receive a lighter and brighter look, including new carpeting and new interior sidewalls. In addition, CRT video monitors will be replaced by LCD monitors for a clearer, brighter picture.

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, AmericanEagle and the AmericanConnection(R) airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site,, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the one world(R) Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together,its members serve more than 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation (NYSE: AMR). AmericanAirlines, AmericanEagle, AmericanConnection, and We know why you fly are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

SOURCE American Airlines, Inc.

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