As many as 298 people were killed when the Malaysian Airlines aircraft crashed iver Ukraine near the Russain border while flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
"The B777-200 aircraft bearing registration No. 9M-MRD that operated MH17 July 17 had a clean maintenance record," said the statement.
"The aircraft's last maintenance check was July 11, 2014. The next check was due Aug 27, 2014...The aircraft had a clean bill of health," it said.
"The aircraft was manufactured in July 1997, and had 17 years in service...All communication systems on the aircraft were functioning normally. The B777-200 uses the Rolls-Royce Trent-800 engine and has a 282-seat capacity," it added.