28 December 2013
Two news in one headline; “American Airlines’ A350s will be A350-900s”
American Airlines – which merged with US Airways last 9/Dec – said that the company and Airbus have amended the agreement to state that its 22 A350s will be A350-900s. Deliveries will begin in 2017.
The original order, from October/2007, was placed by US Airways ordering 22 Airbus A350 aircraft; 18 were to be the smaller A350-800s with only 4 to be the A350-900s.
Originally, US Airways was to get its first A350 in 2014. In 2009, it announced the schedule had slipped to 2017, with all to arrive by the end of 2019.
There are 2 news on this announcement disclosed by American Airlines in a stock exchange filing after the close of markets in New York on 27/December: the confirmation of the 22 aircraft ordered by US Airways -20 days after the merger with American- and the change from A350-800 to larger A350-900 model, as preferred by Airbus.
Based on the article “American Airlines’ Airbus A350s will be A350-900s” published in Dallas News