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American's first 787-8 at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Greg Linton)

American Orders 47 New Dreamliner Aircraft, Defers MAX Orders

American Airlines and Boeing announced an order for 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on Friday evening. This most recent order by American will more than double the fleet of Dreamliners that the Fort Worth-based airline currently operates. It will also make American one of the largest operators of the 787 series in the world, pushing their fleet total, including airplanes still to be delivered to 89. The order includes 22 787-8 and 25 787-9 aircraft. The 787-8 model will start to…