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
AIRBUS A-318 Elite

A318

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

Technical Data
Wing span: 
34.10 m
Length: 
31.44 m
Height: 
12.56 m
Powerplant: 

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

Engine Model: 
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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