American works to standardize interiors on 737-800 fleet

03/25/2011 | (U.K.)

American Airlines is buying 130 new Boeing 737-800 jets by 2013 and retrofitting its 152 existing 737-800s to standardize interiors. About 40% of the older planes have been outfitted with slimmer seats featuring "articulated" bottoms for weight distribution. American's goal is to replace older MD-80s with 737-800s that are about 35% more fuel-efficient per seat.

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