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American Airlines Trimming Some Older Planes From Its Fleet

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American Airlines Group Inc. (

), which is taking delivery of a new airplane every seven days, told its pilots it plans to phase out two small fleet types, the Embraer E190 and the Airbus A330-300, and accelerate retirements of Boeing 767s.

The 20 Brazilian-made E190s, the smallest plane in American's mainline fleet, came from merger partner US Airways. They are used on American's shuttle flights linking Washington, New York and Boston. While the...