American changing jet orders with Boeing

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FORT WORTH, Texas American Airlines has renegotiated orders with Boeing Co. (BA) to save money and in some cases get a slightly smaller, less expensive version of the new 787 jet.

The so-called Dreamliner was delayed during production and has had problems recently -- including a fire aboard a Japan Airlines 787 last week in Boston. Federal safety officials are reviewing the plane's design and production.

Fort Worth-based American said Monday that it updated deals to buy Boeing 737 and 787 aircraft to save money and move up deliveries of the 787s to November 2014.

The agreements to also settle Boeing claims arising from American's 2011 reorganization filing await bankruptcy court approval.

American parent AMR Corp. is considering whether to merge with US Airways Group Inc.

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