American winding down MD-80 fleet, retires 20 in single day

American Airlines retired 20 MD-80s on Aug. 23 as it continues to wind down an aircraft type that was once a fleet workhorse. The Dallas/Fort Worth-based airline plans to have just 52 MD-80s left at the end of 2016—at one point, the airline had more than 350 of the type in its fleet. While the...

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