The Airbus A318 is the smallest aircraft of the A320 family. On the 15th January, 2002 this aircraft had it's maiden flight. Not many of these aircraft have been sold as it is mainly used in the buisness jet sector rather than commercial aviation.
The A318 carries up to 132 passengers and has a maximum range of 3,100 nmi (5,700 km; 3,600 mi). The aircraft entered service in July 2003 with Frontier Airlines, and shares a common type rating with all other Airbus A320 family variants, allowing existing A320 family pilots to fly the aircraft without the need for further training. It is the largest commercial aircraft certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency for steep approach operations, allowing flights at airports such as London City Airport. Relative to other Airbus A320 family variants, the A318 has sold in only small numbers with total orders for only 80 aircraft placed at 28 February 2011.
Wing mounted engines
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A318 Elite - Business jet