Ethiopian Airlines plans to order 10 narrow-body planes as part of its Vision 2025 fleet expansion target.
Ethiopian Group CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam, told Reuters during ICAO’s World Aviation Forum underway in Montreal, that the Airline is considering Canada’s Bombardier and Brazil’s Embraer jets, among others.
The CEO added that he is visiting the 100-seater CS100 at Bombardier’s Mirabel factory today, November 24, 2015, but that he is also considering aircraft made by other manufacturers. “I’m also looking at E2, the Russians, the Japanese, the Chinese,” he said.
Ato Tewolde, who is also a member of UN’s High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport, is attending ICAO’s forum being held from November 23 – 25, 2015 under the theme ‘Aviation Partnerships for Sustainable Development’.
ET also has 14 firm orders for A350 aircraft between now and 2025. It is looking at ordering 10 more aircraft, and is weighing between B777 and A350 planes.
The Airline expects to grow from 77 aircraft and 7.4 million passengers this year to 22 million passengers and 150 aircraft by 2025.