The Japan Civil Aviation Bureau has issued certification for the Airbus A330-300 aircraft, paving way for the type to enter service in Japan.

This comes after the type met criteria specified in the Japanese aviation law, says the country’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) in a statement.

Skymark Airlines will be the first operator of the A330 in Japan, where it has 10 aircraft on order, Flightglobal’s Ascend Online Fleets database shows.

MLIT adds that Skymark has chosen to configure its A330s with 271 seats. The aircraft will be powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines.

Flightglobal's Ascend Online Fleets database indicates that Skymark has ten A330s and six A380s on order. It will receive six A330s in 2014 and four in 2015.

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