Boeing Delivers First 777-300ER in U.S. to American Airlines

         Boeing Delivers First 777-300ER in U.S. to American Airlines

-- American first U.S. carrier to operate 777-300ER

-- Delivery part of American's fleet renewal plan

PR Newswire

EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 11, 2012

EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered to
American Airlines today its first 777-300ER (extended range) jetliner as part
of the airline's fleet modernization effort and global network strategy. The
delivery makes the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier the first U.S. airline to
add the 777-300ER to its fleet.

American Airlines plans for the airplane to enter service in early 2013 on the
Dallas/Fort Worth-Sao Paulo route.

"This marks an important milestone in our fleet renewal program and is another
tangible example of our progress in building the new American for our
customers and our people," said Bella Goren, American's chief financial
officer. "This aircraft will provide our customers with a new level of comfort
and convenience, along with delivering increased efficiency and better
operating economics."

American's 777-300ER is configured with three classes, featuring lie-flat
seats in First and Business Class. The airplane also is equipped with the
Panasonic eXConnect Wi-Fi system, which Boeing installed during production, to
keep passengers connected while traveling internationally.

"This delivery demonstrates American's commitment to transforming its fleet
into one of the youngest and most fuel efficient in the industry," said John
Wojick, senior vice president, Global Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The
777-300ER is the ideal airplane for American's fleet renewal effort providing
unparalleled operating economics, long-range capability, reliability and
passenger comfort."

The Boeing 777-300ER extends the 777 family's span of capabilities, bringing
twin-engine efficiency and reliability to the long-range market. The airplane
is 19 percent lighter than its closest competitor, produces 22 percent less
carbon dioxide per seat and costs 20 percent less to operate per seat. The
airplane can seat up to 386 passengers in a three-class configuration and has
a maximum range of 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 km). The 777 family is the
world's most successful twin-engine, twin-aisle airplane.

Contact:
Tim Bader
North American/Leasing Sales Communications
+1 425-717-0672
tim.s.bader@boeing.com

More information: http://www.boeing.com/newairplane/777 and
http://www.aa.com/Fly777

SOURCE Boeing

Website: http://www.boeing.com
 
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