Computer rendering of A320neo in American Airlines livery. Photo: Courtesy, Airbus. American Airlines' blockbuster split order last week for up to 460 aircraft, including 130 A320neos and 100 re-engined 737NGs, appeared to be the carrier's answer to critics who say that its current fleet and business strategy are not sufficient for it to emerge from a long string of unprofitability (ATW Daily News, July 21). But the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation noted that analysts ...

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