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Dimensions & key data

The smallest member of the A320 Family, the A318 retains all of the A320 Family’s advantages, in terms of comfort and provides highly efficient operations in the 100-seat airliner category.

Key figures

  Range 3 100 nm 5 750 km
Typical seating x 107 (2-class)
  Max payload 24.4 lb x 1 000 11.1 tonnes
A318 Wing span Wing span 111 ft 11 in 34.10 m
A318 Overall length Overall length 103 ft 2 in 31.44 m
A318 Height Height 41 ft 2 in 12.56 m

Dimensions

Overall length 103 ft 2 in 31.44 m
Cabin length 70 ft 2 in 21.38 m
Fuselage width 13 ft 0 in 3.95 m
Max cabin width 12 ft 1 in 3.70 m
Wing span (geometric) 111 ft 11 in 34.10 m
Height 41 ft 2 in 12.56 m
Track 24 ft 11 in 7.59 m
Wheelbase 33 ft 8 in 10.25 m

“Steep approach” capability

Airbus’ A318 is the largest commercial aircraft certified to land at steeper than usual gradients, with the potential to transform long-haul operations between city centres and reduce precious 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.    

Capacity

Pax
Typical seating 107 (2-class)
Max 132
Freight
LD3 capacity underfloor - -
Max pallet number underfloor - -
Bulk hold volume 752 ft³ 21.21 m³
Total volume - -

Performance

Range 3 100 nm 5 750 km
Mmo M0.82
Max ramp weight 131.0 (150.8) lb x 1000 59.4 (68.4) tonnes
Max take-off weight 130.1 (149.9) lb x 1000 59.0 (68.0) tonnes
Max landing weight 123.5 (126.8) lb x 1000 56.0 (57.5) tonnes
Max zero fuel weight 116.8 (120.2) lb x 1000 53.0 (54.5) tonnes
Max fuel capacity up to 6 400 USG up to 24 210 litres

Engines

PW6000A x2 PW6000A
CFM56-5B x2 CFM56-5B
Thrust range 22 000 to 24 000 lb slst 96 to 106 kN

For more on technical specifications

Information required operating and supporting Airbus aircraft and airport planning, can be downloaded in Adobe PDF format, from the Aircraft Characteristics page.

Further specialised documents are in the on-line Technical Data library.