American Airlines Orders 15 More Boeing 777s

Boeing Commercial Airplane Group today confirmed an order by American Airlines for 15 more Boeing 777-200ER (extended range) jets worth an estimated $2.1 billion.

Deliveries of these jets are scheduled to begin in March 2000 and continue through August 2001.

With this order, American Airlines will have a total of 34 Boeing 777s on order - all powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 800 engines.

In November 1996 American identified Boeing as its preferred airplane supplier by announcing orders for Boeing jetliners over the next 20 years, cementing a long-term working relationship between the two companies. Just this week, Boeing began building American's first 777, scheduled for delivery in January 1999.

The 777-200ER carries more fuel and flies farther than the initial 777-200 model. Today's announcement brings total 777 orders to 407.