American Airlines firmed up commitments for 26 new 737-800s comprising 20 converted options and six new orders, Boeing announced yesterday. The six new aircraft will be part of the accelerated fleet plan and MD-80 replacement program announced earlier this week (ATWOnline, Aug. 14). AA now has ordered 36 -800s this year and is "accelerating deliveries of airplanes booked in prior years," according to the manufacturer.

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