American Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The new aircraft is expected to arrive at Dallas/Fort Worth on Friday afternoon (January 30).
American Airlines has placed firm orders for 42 Boeing 787 aircraft, with the right to acquire an additional 58.
The carrier said it expects its first 787 to enter service in the second quarter of this year, flying domestically for several weeks before being launched on international flights.AA's B-787 Dreamliner will touch down at Dallas/Fort Worth on Friday
“We are committed to delivering a fantastic product for our customers with the continuation of our unprecedented fleet renewal program and more than $2 billion in improvements in the customer experience,” said Doug Parker, American’s chairman and CEO.
“The 787 makes our fleet younger and more modern and it will open up new possibilities to connect our customers to the places they want to fly.”
Boeing commercial airplanes president and CEO, Ray Conner, said: “We’re proud that American Airlines has chosen the 787 to be a key part of its fleet renewal plan.
“We appreciate American’s confidence in the airplane and know the Dreamliner will open exciting new routes for American’s customers.”