American Airlines puts its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 into service
Fort Worth - On November 29, 2017, American Airlines has commissioned its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 of hundred ordered. The aircraft is configured to accommodate 16 passengers in First Class, 30 in Premium (Main Cabin Extra), and 126 in Economy
The Oneworld alliance company has already received two 737 MAX 8, two more expected by the end of December, and 20 aircraft by the end of 2018.
The revamped single-aisle N304RB rotated between American Airlines' Miami base and New York-LaGuardia Airport with pilots Steve Efken and Monica Svensson explaining to Flightglobal that they found the aircraft quieter than its predecessor. Its cockpit is more like that of a Dreamliner, they also expressed. American Airlines is the second company in the US to put the MAX 8 into service, after the low-cost Southwest Airlines.
The Oneworld alliance company has already received two 737 MAX 8, two more expected by the end of December, and 20 aircraft by the end of 2018. The company will gradually replace its Boeing 757-200s and Airbus A319s, then the McDonnell-Douglas MD80s (the 46 should be out of the fleet by the end of 2019) and the A320s (the 48 will retire from 2020).