Air Senegal took delivery of its first Airbus A330-900. The carrier is the first African airline to fly Airbus’ new generation widebody aircraft. Fitted with a three-class cabin comprising 32 business class, 21 premium plus and 237 economy class seats, Air Senegal plans to operate its first A330neo on its Dakar-Paris route and to further develop its medium- and long-haul network.

Airbus delivered 49 aircraft (three A220s; nine A320ceos; 27 A320neos; A330; nine A350s) in February 2019 vs 38 (19 A320ceos; 10 A320neos; A330; eight A350s) in February 2018.

Boeing began fabrication of the first 737 MAX 10 wing.

Rolls-Royce delivered its 100th Trent XWB out of Dahlewitz, Germany.

Fly Leasing had $31 million net income in 2018 (vs $7.2 million in 2017) on 26% higher lease revenues, and ended the year with portfolio of 113 aircraft and seven engines and $4.2 billion in assets.