At a hearing in New York, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane confirmed the carrier’s continued ability to purchase and finance the planes, a company spokesman said.
American Airlines, the third-biggest U.S. airline, sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in late November, citing a need to cut costs so that it could better compete with rivals .
The carrier this summer split an order for 460 single-aisle jets between Boeing and Airbus. Delivery of those planes was scheduled to start in 2013.
American has more than 900 planes in its fleet, including regional and feeder aircraft.