American Orders 460 New Planes From Boeing, Airbus

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - American Airlines is buying at least 460 new planes over the next five years in what it calls the biggest airline order in history.

And in a victory for Airbus, it's splitting the work between the European plane maker and Boeing.
American said Wednesday it will buy 260 planes from Airbus and 200 from Boeing Co. It expects the new, better-mileage planes to provide much-needed savings on fuel costs. American's current fleet
is among the least fuel-efficient in the industry.