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    A318 in flight


    Typically seating between 90 and 110 passengers, the A318 brings all the advantages of the A320 Family to a variety of possible routes suitable for a slightly smaller aircraft. With one aircraft in four sizes the A318 offers unbeatable fuel-efficiency, exceptional operational reliability and superior passenger comfort – qualities which help make the A320 Family the most successful aircraft family ever. Its enduring quality highlights the brilliance and innovation at the heart of Airbus.

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    Key figures

    Key figures
    • Range 5 750 km 3 100 nm
    • Typical seating 2-class 90-110 90-110
    • Overall length 31.44 m 103 ft 2 in
    • Height 12.56 m 41 ft 2 in
    • Wing span 34.10 m 111 ft 11 in
    Overall length 31.44 m
    Cabin length 21.38 m
    Fuselage width 3.95 m
    Max cabin width 3.70 m
    Wing span (geometric) 34.10 m
    12.56 m
    7.59 m
    Wheelbase 10.25 m
    Max seating
      Typical seating 2-class 90-110
    Water volume
    25 m3


    Range 5 750 km
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    Max ramp weight
    68.40 tonnes
    Max take-off weight
    68.00 tonnes
    Max landing weight
    57.50 tonnes
    Max zero fuel weight
    54.50 tonnes
    Max fuel capacity
    24 210 litres
    Overall length 103 ft 2 in
    Cabin length 70 ft 2 in
    Fuselage width 13 ft 0 in
    Max cabin width 12 ft 1 in
    Wing span (geometric) 111 ft 11 in
    41 ft 2 in
    24 ft 11 in
    Wheelbase 33 ft 8 in
    Max seating
      Typical seating 2-class 90-110
    Water volume
    873 ft3
    Range 3 100 nm
    Mmo M0.82
    Max ramp weight
    150.80 lb x 1000
    Max take-off weight
    149.90 lb x 1000
    Max landing weight
    126.80 lb x 1000
    Max zero fuel weight
    120.2 lb x 1000
    Max fuel capacity
    6 400 USG

    Aircraft weights and capabilities shown are the highest values.?Ranges shown are for typical passenger load.

    “Steep approach” capability

    Airbus' A318 is certified to land at steeper-than-usual gradients, with the potential to transform long-haul operations between city centres, as well as reduce time and costs for business travellers. The A318 was approved for steep approach landing capability by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in 2007, with this modern jetliner certified for a 5.5-degree approach slope. This compares to a nominal 3-degree slope for standard operations.

    Comfort and space

    The A320 leads the way in single-aisle comfort and even as the family member with the shortest fuselage, the A318 still offers the industry’s best level of comfort in all classes.

    With the widest single-aisle cabin available, passengers can enjoy more personal space and relax in comfortable 18-inch-wide seats. The A320 also has plenty of overhead locker space so that carry-on luggage can be stored efficiently, while the wider aisle helps with boarding and disembarking. These advantages allow for minimum fuss when getting on or off, meaning less wait time at the end of a flight so that passengers can get to where they’re going more quickly.


    Commonality where it counts

    When something works brilliantly, it makes sense to use it all the time. Like all the members of the aircraft family that introduced Airbus’ revolutionary fly-by-wire control system, the A318 benefits from cockpit commonality, helping to reduce the cost of training, maintenance and operation of the aircraft.

    Not only are pilots qualified to fly any member of the A320 Family with the Common Type Rating, but training to switch between other Airbus aircraft is even easier with Cross Crew-Qualification (CCQ). Fly-by-wire offers significant advantages from the savings delivered through the reduction in weight to the reduction in pilot workload; another example of how Airbus improves performance through innovation.


    Unique capabilities

    The A318’s cabin is flexible enough to deliver a range of options, allowing it to fulfil several roles. As the largest commercial aircraft certified to land at steeper-than-usual gradients, it is ideal for operations at such constrained locations as downtown airports – translating to significant cost and time savings for business travellers. Since 2009, British Airways has been operating A318s with “steep approach” capability from the in-close London City Airport to New York's JFK International Airport.

    These aircraft are equipped for premium service with seats that convert into full lie-flat beds, along with OnAir connectivity for passengers showing that even the smallest member of the A320 Family needn’t compromise on luxury and amenities.


    This diagram shows the typical range for Airbus’ A318 commercial aircraft overlaid on a global map.

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