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Boeing wins order for 30 new-generation 737 jets

LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- Boeing Co. says it is selling 30 of its new generation 737-MAX 8 jets, extending the popularity of the fuel-efficient short-haul aircraft at the Paris Air Show.

The 737-MAX 8 planes have a list price of $100.5 million, although most customers negotiate steep discounts. Aircraft leasing company CIT Aerospace, which placed the order Wednesday, is responsible for a fleet of 350 aircraft, including 128 Boeing jets, according to the company.

Smaller jet purchases have made up the bulk of the orders this year as airlines renew their fleets or expand into new markets, notably in Asia and Latin America.

The 737 carries between 150 and 200 passengers and is Boeing's most popular model. First deliveries of the MAX are expected in 2017.