Some details about the Airbus A330-200 jets, after one disappeared Monday en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. According to the Aviation Safety Network, there has not been a fatal accident for this type of plane since a 1994 test flight blamed on the type of the test and its execution by the crew. Twin-engine, long-haul, medium-capacity passenger jet, a shortened version of the standard A330 First A330-200 put into service: 1998 Number in use worldwide: 341 Length: 58.8 meters (190 feet) long Capacity: 253 passengers in standard configuration; 293 in a two-class configuration. Maximum distance: Up to 7,760 miles (12,500 kilometers), allowing it to travel routes such as Paris-Singapore, Paris-Los Angeles or Dubai-London. Airlines using it: include Air France, KLM, Northwest Airlines, Jet Airways, Turkish Airlines, Air China, China Sputhern Airlines.
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