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American Airlines Orders 90 Regional Jets

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    Fresh out of bankruptcy and newly merged with US Airways, American Airlines says it'll buy 90 new regional jets from Brazil's Embraer and Canada's Bombardier.

    The Fort Worth-based airline said it plans to use the jets to replace smaller, less fuel-efficient planes.

    American senior vice president of regional carriers, Kenji Hashimoto, said the new planes will reduce operating costs and allow for first-class cabins, economy seats with more legroom that the airline sells for a premium and in-flight Internet service.

    Financial terms weren't disclosed. Embraer planes carry a total sticker price of about $2.5 billion, although airlines routinely get discounts.

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