BRIEF-BOC Aviation Says Net Profit After Tax Up 8%

Aug 16 (Reuters) - BOC Aviation Ltd:

* HY TOTAL REVENUES AND OTHER INCOME ROSE 13% TO US$930 MILLION

* HY NET PROFIT AFTER TAX WAS US$321 MILLION, AN INCREASE OF 8% OVER FIRST HALF OF 2018

* ANNOUNCES INTERIM DIVIDEND OF US$0.1388 PER SHARE

* UP TO 30 AIRCRAFT SCHEDULED FOR DELIVERY COULD BE DELAYED OUT OF 2019; INCLUDES 23 BOEING 737 MAX AIRCRAFT & 7 AIRBUS A320 NEO AIRCRAFT

* PROLONGED GROUNDING OF BOEING 737 MAX CONTINUES TO EXERT NEGATIVE PRESSURE ON AIRLINE SECTOR

* CO IS WORKING WITH BOEING ON A REVISED DELIVERY TIMEFRAME FOR ITS 23 REMAINING 737 MAX AIRCRAFT SCHEDULED FOR DELIVERY

* SAYS PREVIOUS GUIDANCE FOR TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT TO BE DELIVERED IN 2019 WAS 79; BUT NUMBER IS NOW LIKELY TO BE LOWER Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: