A318

AIRBUS A-318

Aircraft
Name
A-318
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
Regular tail, mid set
WTC
M
APC
C
Type Code
L2J
Aerodrome Reference Code
3C
RFF Category
6
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Underwing mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
AIRBUS A-318 Elite
AIRBUS A-318

A318

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

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
34.10 m
Length (metric)
31.44 m
Height (metric)
12.56 m
Powerplant

2 x PW6000A (90kN) or
2 x CFM 56-5B (98kN) turbofans.

Engine Model(s)
CFM International CFM56
Pratt & Whitney PW6000
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
135 kts
Distance
1400 m
MTOW
59000 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
165 kts
ROC
3000 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
290 kts
ROC
2000
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
290 kts
ROC
2000 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
0.76
ROC
1000 ft/min
Cruise
TAS
460 kts
MACH
0.78
Ceiling
390
Range
3100 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
0.76
ROD
800 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
290 kts
ROD
3500 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
210 kts
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
130 kts
Distance
1300 m
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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