Ethiopian Airlines is evaluating the Airbus A350-1000 and the Boeing 777X as it considers further widebody order plans, CEO Tewolde Gebremariam has confirmed to ATW.
Source: Felix Gottwald
“We are evaluating both the Airbus A350-1000 and the Boeing 777X. We have not yet determined the numbers, but we may need up to 20 airplanes,” said Gebremariam.
The evaluation started last month and will be finalized after 3 months, several Ethiopian media outlets are reporting.
Source: Lee Halford
In the meantime, the Star Alliance carrier is preparing for A350-900 operations as the entry into service is scheduled for 2016.
Source: Jacob Pfleger
Ethiopian Airlines has 11 Boeing 787s in service and an orderbook of 4 Boeing 777, 2 additional 787 and 12 A350-900.
Based on the article “CEO: Ethiopian Airlines considers Airbus A350-1000, Boeing 777X” published in ATW