As Ethiopian Airlines continues to wait for the Boeing 787, the airline has decided to go ahead and place an order with Boeing for five 777-200LRs to be delivered soon, and also committed to taking 12 Airbus A350-900s for its long-term modernization needs starting in 2017. The airline says the list price value of the two deals reaches $4.2 billion — $1.3 billion for Boeing with Airbus securing the rest. Ethiopian is not backing away from its 2005 order for 10 787s, which the airline ...

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