Boeing’s New Mid-market Airplane (NMA) will have to "come in at a competitive price" to rival other types in the same market space, AerCap's chief executive Aengus Kelly has warned.
"Just briefly to comment on the airplane, I would say that we are leasing many airplanes into the market where that aircraft will go," said Kelly during the lessor's full-year earnings call on 14 February. "That mission is done by A330s, 767s and A321s – mainly older 767s and A330s."
He adds that a competitive price would be vital for the NMA to dislodge those aircraft.
Delta Air Lines recently stated its interest in Boeing's proposed NMA, after reports that the US airline hoped to become the type's launch customer.