Airbus reported €3.1 billion ($3.5 billion) net income on €63.7 billion in revenues for 2018 compared to €2.4 billion on €59 billion in 2017. Commercial Aircraft earned €4.3 billion on €48 billion compared to €2.3 billion on $€43.5 billion, and plans to deliver 880-890 aircraft in 2019.

Boeing delivered 46 aircraft (14 737NGs; 20 MAXs; two 767s; two 777Fs; eight 787s) in January 2019 compared to 44 (25 737NGs; six MAXs; 767F; 747F; three 777s; eight 787s) in January 2018. It also announced new orders from unidentified customer(s) for nine 737 MAXs and 18 787s.

Aviation Capital Group had $266 million net income on $943 million lease revenues in 2018 vs $1 billion on $874 million in 2017, and announced it arranged loan from MUFG for a Boeing 747-8F for AirBridgeCargo Airlines.

Airbus inaugurated its Innovation Centre in China in Shenzhen for designing new technologies in Urban Air Mobility, manufacturing, inflight connectivity, cabin experience and hardware. The Toulouse-based manufacturer also opened new training facility, with an A320 simulator, near Delhi, India.