American to Ground 6 Planes: American Airlines Inc. said it will ground six of its 10 McDonnell Douglas Corp. DC10-30 wide-body jets this fall, underscoring the airline industry's need to cut capacity further. The move to ground the long-range jets this fall follows the carrier's previously announced plan to remove 25 DC10-10 jets from its fleet by May, 1994. American said the 227-seat DC10-30 jets now fly from Dallas-Fort Worth to Frankfurt and Paris and from New York to Paris. The jets will remain in service until October, when they will be replaced with 215-seat Boeing Co. B767-300 extended range aircraft.
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