GE's first-quarter financial results revealed strong performances from the company's aviation units. GE Aviation enjoyed a 17% year-over-year rise in net earnings to $755 million on a 16% increase in revenue to $3.51 billion. It was the most profitable segment in GE's Infrastructure division. GE Aviation Financial Services' profit jumped 88% to $338 million on a 34% climb in revenue to $1.25 billion. The overall company's three-month profit grew 8% to $4.51 billion.

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