ULTIMATE AMERICAN AIRLINES FLEET QUIZ!

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Following the announcement earlier this week that American Airlines had placed an order for 260 new narrowbody and regional aircraft from Airbus, Boeing and Embraer, for this week’s quiz, we thought we’d test your knowledge of the US carrier’s fleet past and present. Good luck!

Question 1 of 10

American Airlines became the first commercial airline in the world to operate the Douglas DC-3 in what year?

1936
1935
1934
1937

Question 2 of 10

Which three variants of the Boeing 747 has American Airlines operated?

Boeing 747-100, 747-300 and 747-400
Boeing 747-8i, 747-400 and 747-200
Boeing 747-100, 747-200 and 747SP
Boeing 747-300, 747SP and 747-400

Question 3 of 10

AA joined the jet age when it introduced what aircraft to the fleet?

de Havilland Comet
Douglas DC-8
Boeing 707
Convair 990

Question 4 of 10

On August 5, 1971, American Airlines introduced the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. Between which two cities did it operate its maiden flight?

Chicago and Miami
San Francisco and New York
Dallas/Fort Worth and Washington
Los Angeles and Chicago

Question 5 of 10

In what year did American Airlines retire its last Boeing 727, after introducing the type in 1964?

2002
2003
2004
2005

Question 6 of 10

The airline pioneered non-stop transcontinental flights in 1953, utilising what aircraft?

Boeing 707
Douglas DC-8
Douglas DC-7
Boeing 737

Question 7 of 10

American Airlines began operating the Boeing 737 following the acquisition of which airline in 1987?

Reno Air
AirCal
PSA
US Airways

Question 8 of 10

Which European-built aircraft has AA not operated?

BAC One-Eleven
Fokker 100
BAe 146
Dassault Mercure

Question 9 of 10

What was the Convair 990 named during service with AA?

SpaceJet
RocketJet
AstroJet
StarJet

Question 10 of 10

AA introduced the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in what year?

2014
2013
2015
2016

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