SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- U.S. top aircraft manufacturer Boeing Company announced Wednesday sales of 12 single-aisle 737 MAX 8 passenger jets to Trinidad and Tobago's flag carrier Caribbean Airlines.

Caribbean Airlines will take the delivery of the 12 aircraft in the coming years to renew its fleet of Boeing 737-800, said the U.S. aircraft company.

Being part of the fuel-efficient Boeing family of airplanes, the 737 MAX 8 has a maximum seating capacity of 160 passengers in the Caribbean Airlines' three-class configuration, with 16 percent fuel savings compared to its current fleet, Boeing said.

Boeing has accumulated about 4,800 orders for the 737 MAX family from more than 100 customers worldwide. It has delivered over 200 737 MAX airplanes since May 2017.

Earlier that day, the Boeing Company said that it is confident in the safety of its 737 MAX aircraft despite the deadly air crash of a same-model jet from an Indonesia airlines.

The Boeing 737 Max 8 plane serving Lion Air JT 610 crashed 13 minutes after take off from international airport of Soekarno-Hatta on Oct. 29, killing all 189 people onboard.