In our ever growing mission to have the newest and best fleet we will officially be retiring 30 A319Es which all are over our 2.5 year age limit with some as old as 3.9 years. These planes will be sent back to their respective lessors and hopefully go to other carrier willing to operate them. These planes are in the best condition with excellent maintenance record but we cant be fresh with old planes. This is why American has one if the youngest fleets in the world and certainly the youngest fleet of any large carrier. These machines will be replaced by either new A319s or if the A319 is not the best size we will be replacing them with either A318s or A320NEOs. Operating all four sizes of the A320 family gives us the best flexibility. There should be no scheduling problems and we will keep to our policy no flights will be cancelled. These A319s that will be replaced are from all bases across the fleet. We are also currently evaluating an A318 replacement as these machines start to age but do not want to introduce an other maintenance category which means that they will probably be replaced by other A318s. this will be the first A318 order in a very long time.