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Missing AirAsia plane was delivered in 2008

The AirAsia aircraft that went missing on Sunday was delivered in 2008 and had recorded 23,000 flight hours on 13,600 flights, Airbus said in a statement. The A320-200 is a twin-engine, single-aisle aircraft seating up to 180 passengers in a single-class configuration. The first A320 entered service in March 1988. Aviation safety sources say aircraft of this type typically have a heavy maintenance check every 18-24 months.

A BEA spokeswoman said the company was in touch with Indonesian authorities to see what assistance it could offer.

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