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Bloomberg: American Airlines Files with Court to Retain 85 Boeing Aircraft

January 13, 2012, 06:00 AM
Filed Under: Aircraft

Bloomberg Businessweek reported AMR Corp.’s American Airlines has filed notice with a bankruptcy court that it plans to retain 85 Boeing Co. aircraft, including 40 Boeing 737-800s.

According to the article, under bankruptcy court rules, the Fort Worth, Texas-based airline has the right to reject or retain leases on aircraft and related equipment. It must notify the court and lessors of those it wants to keep and what payments are owed to creditors.

In addition to the 737-800s, American plans to keep 20 757-200s, 22 777-200s and three 767-300s, according to documents filed yesterday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan. The company previously filed to keep 19 other planes and to reject leases on some aircraft it had grounded before it sought court protection on Nov. 29.

AMR’s American and American Eagle commuter carrier have about 900 aircraft combined.

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