Details on missing jet

June 1, 2009 6:53:21 AM PDT
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.

    Sources:

    http://www.airbus.com/en/aircraftfamilies/a330a340/a330-200/specific ations.html

    Aviation Safety Network:
    http://aviation-safety.net/database/dblist.php?fieldtypecode&var02 3%&cat%1&sorteerdatekey&page1


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