Airbus A318
Airbus A318

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Airbus A318 - belongs to the family 320-x Airbus.

Airbus A318 is the smallest member of the A320 narrow-body airliner family. It is also often called the “Mini Airbus”. The length of its fuselage is shorter by 2,39 meters than on A319 and on 6 meters than on A320.

Airbus A318

Airbus A318, for service in routing with low passenger congestion and density, but high frequency of flights. The aircraft is capable of carrying up to 107 passengers in two classes, and to people in 132 odnoklassovoy set.

Aircraft development program was launched in April 1994 years.

In the development, however, the aircraft had the designation A319 M3, which meant it was directly derived from the A319 model.

Airbus A318

The Airbus A318 used the same technology, as well as throughout the family A320. In particular, he has a digital control system «Fly-by-Wire», all-glass cockpit rather than the hybrid on Airbus A310as well as a central diagnostic system for detecting problems from the cockpit. On the plane for the place of the traditional control levers are installed joysticks, the so-called «sidestick». In the construction of the aircraft used a significant proportion of composite materials.

Airbus A318 cabin

The A318 has wider passenger seats than the A319. The cockpit has an identical A320 and A319 aircraft, layout and equipment, which allows you to save on retraining pilots when transferring them to this model. For the first time, when the aircraft was assembled by the Airbus corporation, laser welding was applied, which made it possible to lighten the weight of the aircraft and speed up its construction. The aircraft also received new wing tips, the so-called “sharklets”, in appearance resembling shark fin. This allowed to reduce air resistance and thereby reduce fuel consumption.

Airbus A318 Salon

Two General Electric CFM 56-5 turbojet engines or two Pratt & Whitney PW 6000 engines are installed on the aircraft. The keel of the A318 is higher by 320 centimeters than other models of the A75 family. This is done for greater stability of the aircraft in the air.

The first flight took place A318 January 15 2002 years. In the same year, the plane began to flow into the airline. The first customer was the American aircraft carrier «Frontier Airlines».

Airbus A318 interior scheme

In the scheme of the cabin Airbus A318

In November, the consortium released 2005 business aircraft Airbus A318 Elite. The aircraft covers a distance of kilometers with up to 7500 18-20 passengers with luxury finishes. This model is equipped with motors «General Electric CFM 56».

Orders for the aircraft today A318 small. Total to 2002 years has produced and sold no more than 85 aircraft model Airbus A318. Nevertheless, orders for the aircraft continue to arrive, and thus this model has its own niche of air transportation, and hence its future development.

Technical characteristics of the aircraft Airbus A318

  • First flight: 15 2002 year in January

  • Years of production: c 2002 to the present.

  • Length: 31,44 m.

  • Height: 12,51 m.

  • Empty weight: 39500 kg.

  • Wing area: 122,6 square. m

  • Wingspan: 34,10 m.

  • Cruising speed: 828 km / h..

  • Maximum speed: 875 km / h..

  • Ceiling: 12200 m.

  • Flight range: to 5850 km.

  • Engines: 2 turbofan Pratt & Whitney PW-6000 or General Electric CFM 56-5

  • Crew: 2 person

  • Number of seats: 107 - 132 Places

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