BEIJING, June 2 -- The Airbus A330-200 is a large-capacity, wide-body, twin-engine, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner often used for transatlantic flights.
It can carry up to 256 passengers in a three-class aircraft and cover a range of 10,500km.
The aircraft can fly at 880kph at a cruising altitude of 10,700 metres.
The A330-200 is 59 metres long and has a wingspan of 60.30 metres.
The aircraft was based on the A330-300 and shares near identical systems, airframe, flightdeck and wings, the only major difference being the fuselage length.