American Airlines will make an announcement regarding fleet renewal "in short order," according to Chairman and CEO Gerard Arpey, who conceded that the carrier's more than 300 MD-80s burn too much fuel. He said 737NGs may be a viable replacement. Speaking yesterday at the JP Morgan Aviation and Transportation Conference in New York, available via webcast, he said AA is trying "to figure out the timing of [potential 737NG] deliveries and how it would affect fuel efficiency. . .Fuel remains a ...

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