Re: American Airlines press release regarding Boeing order

Date:         05 Dec 96 02:27:21 
From:         Peter Dowden <peter@ernest.otago.ac.nz>
Organization: University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ
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On 22 Nov 1996, Karl Swartz wrote:
[snip]
> Under the terms of the agreement, Boeing will become the exclusive supplier
> of jet aircraft to American, in sizes ranging from the Boeing 737 to the
> 777, through the year 2018. American has placed firm orders for 103

Note the absence of the 747 in this announcement, which suggests AA are
either [a] still averse to 747s, [b] still considering 747-5/600 vs
A3XX [& vs annything that MD builds] or even [c] never intending to
purchase anything bigger than a 777

Peter