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AMERICAN AIRLINES TO GROUND 25 OF 49 MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC10-10 AIRCRAFT

 DALLAS/FORT WORTH AIRPORT, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines will ground 25 of its 49 McDonnell Douglas DC10-10 aircraft, which will reduce AA's capacity in the domestic marketplace by approximately three percent in 1993 and about six percent on an annualized basis. The aircraft will be removed from service between June and the end of the year for sale or other disposition.
 American will continue to operate its fleet of newer, more efficient Airbus A300s, which are the mainstay of its Caribbean operation.
 The DC10-10s being retired are approximately 20 years old, require a three-person crew and burn 39 percent more fuel than the newer A300s. The A300s were acquired beginning in 1988 and are primarily deployed in the Caribbean.
 Remaining in the fleet will be 24 DC10-10s and 10 DC10-30s.
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 /CONTACT: Al Becker, corporate communications-American Airlines, 817-967-1577/
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