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A318
Name A-318
Manufacturer AIRBUS
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Medium
APC C
Type code L2J
Aerodrome Reference Code 3C
RFF Category 6
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Underwing mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4


Manufacturered as:

AIRBUS A-318 Elite
AIRBUS A-318


AIRBUS A-318

AIRBUS A-318 AIRBUS A-318 3D

Description

Medium Range passenger jet manufactured by Airbus. The A318 is the shorter variant of the A320 family of aircraft.

Technical Data

Wing span 34.1 m111.877 ft
Length 31.45 m103.182 ft
Height 12.56 m41.207 ft
Powerplant 2 x PW6124 (90kN) or
2 x CFM 56-5B (98kN) turbofans.
Engine model CFM International CFM56, Pratt & Whitney PW6000

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) 135 kts IAS 165 kts IAS 290 kts IAS 290 kts MACH 0.76 TAS 460 kts MACH 0.76 IAS 290 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 130 kts
Distance 1400 m ROC 3000 ft/min ROC 2000 ft/min ROC 2000 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min MACH 0.79 ROD 800 ft/min ROD 3500 ft/min MCS 210 kts Distance 1300 m
MTOW 5900059,000 kg
59 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL390 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 15001,500 nm
2,778,000 m
2,778 km
9,114,173.235 ft
NM


Accidents & Serious Incidents involving A318

  • A318 / B738, en-route, Trasadingen Switzerland, 2009 (LOS HF) (On 8 June 2009, an Airbus A318-100 being operated by Air France on a scheduled passenger flight from Belgrade, Serbia to Paris CDG in day VMC came into conflict with a Boeing 737-800 being operated by Ryanair on a scheduled passenger flight from Nottingham East Midlands UK to Bergamo Italy. The conflict was resolved mainly by TCAS RA response and there were no injuries to any occupants during the avoidance manoeuvres carried out by both aircraft.)
  • A318/B738, Nantes France, 2010 (LOC RE LOS HF) (On 25 May 2010 an Air France Airbus A318 making an automatic landing off an ILS Cat 2 approach at Nantes experienced interference with the ILS LOC signal caused by a Boeing 737-800 which was departing from the same runway but early disconnection of the AP removed any risk of un-correctable directional control problems during the landing roll. Both aircraft were operating in accordance with their ATC clearances. Investigation attributed the conflict to the decision of TWR not to instruct the A318 to go around and because of diminished situational awareness.)
  • A318/B739, vicinity Amsterdam Netherlands, 2007 (LOS HF) (On 6 December 2007 an Airbus A318 being operated by Air France on a scheduled passenger flight from Lyon to Amsterdam carried out missed approach from runway 18C at destination and lost separation in night VMC against a Boeing 737-900 being operated by KLM on a scheduled passenger flight from Amsterdam to London Heathrow which had just departed from runway 24. The conflict was resolved by correct responses to the respective coordinated TCAS RAs after which the A318 passed close behind the 737. There were no abrupt manoeuvres and none of the 104 and 195 occupants respectively on board were injured.)
  • PC12 /A318, en-route north east of Toulouse France, 2010 (LOS AW HF) (On 2 June 2010, an Airbus A318 being operated by Air France on a scheduled passenger flight from Lyon to Toulouse was about 90nm northeast of Toulouse when it came into close proximity in day VMC with a Spanish-registered Pilatus PC12 being operated by Norestair SL on a non revenue positioning flight from Buochs, Switzerland to San Sebastian, Spain which was travelling on the same track and in the same direction.)

Further Reading

Airbus reference document which provide to airlines, MROs, airport planners and operators the general dimensions of the aircraft, as well as the necessary information for ramp, servicing operations or maintenance preparation: Airbus A318: Airplane characteristics for airport planning AC, 01 June 2012

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