CFM International delivered 2,162 engines (1,044 CFM56s/1,118 LEAPs) in 2018 vs 1,903 (1,444/459) in 2017, and booked orders for 3,337 (126 CFM56s/3,211 LEAPs) vs 3,344 (474/2,870) a year ago.

SMBC Aviation Capital agreed to lease 12 Boeing 737 MAXs to Southwest Airlines and purchase seven GTF-powered Airbus A320neos from Mexico’s VivaAerobus for leaseback.

Azul Brazilian Airlines accelerated delivery of five Airbus A320s and four Embraer E195-E2s, and retirement of seven E195s, to 2019, when it will now receive 21 aircraft (12 A320s; six E2s; three A330s) and retire 15 E195s.

Embraer delivered 181 aircraft in 2018 vs 210 in 2017, including 90 commercial jets (E170; 67 E175s; 13 E190s; five E195s; four E190-E2s) vs 101 (79 E175s; 12 E190s; 10 E195) a year ago.

Caribbean Airlines agreed to lease four new Boeing 737 MAX 8s from Air Lease Corp.

Aircastle ended 2018 with owned/managed fleet of 261 aircraft vs 236 a year ago.