Sunday, April 19, 2009

American Airlines replacing old aircraft with new Boeing 737-800s

Last week, American Airlines took delivery of the first of 76 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft that it plans to add to its fleet by the end of 2011. The new planes, configured for 160 passengers, will replace the carrier's aging MD-80 series aircraft.

American Airlines has posted two videos on YouTube to introduce the new aircraft. In the first, Captain Jim Thomas, American's 737 Fleet Training Manager, shows off the cockpit and new features of the new 737-800s.

In the second video, Flight Attendant Van Whitworth demonstrates some cabin features of the new American Airlines Boeing 737-800.

If the videos do no play or display properly above, here are the links to view them directly on YouTube: Flight Deck video / Cabin video

Hat tip to @Gatea1 for posting the links to the videos on Twitter.