American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) has announced it entered into an agreement with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) on April 24 to revise the delivery schedule of the twenty-two A350-900s it currently has on order.

Whereas the carrier had previously planned to take delivery of two aircraft in 2018, five in 2019, five in 2020, five in 2021 and five in 2022 and beyond, the order has now been revised to two in 2020, five in 2021, with the remaining fifteen now due from 2022 onwards.

It is recalled that in July last year, American announced a similar agreement with Airbus delaying delivery of its first A350 from early 2017 to late 2018.

In the same 4Q16 financial results disclosure, American confirmed it had also reached an agreement with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) to defer the delivery of two B787-9 family aircraft from the second quarter of 2018 to the first quarter of 2019. American ordered twenty-two B787-9s from the US manufacturer of which six have thus far been delivered. As it stands, eight more aircraft are to arrive in 2017, six in 2018, and two in 2019.