Friday, December 26, 2008

airbus a318 specs and passenger Capacity

Mexicana A318 XA-UBW, originally uploaded by caribb.

I'd almost call this plane "cute"... It's Airbus' smallest model and not that common in Eastern North America.
Manufacturer: Airbus Industries Europe (France/Germany)
Main Role: Small capacity, medium range mainline jetliner
Basic design: Twin engined, single aisle narrow body jet. Airframe based on the A320.

Seating capacity 117 (1-class)
100 (2-class)
Length 31.45 m (103 ft 2 in)
Wingspan 34.10 m (111 ft 10 in)
Cabin Width 3.70 m (12 ft 1 in)
Cruising speed Mach 0.78
Max. speed Mach 0.82

Range: 2800km to 3700km
First delivery date: 2002
Still in production in 2006: Yes
Easily confused for: Airbus A319, A320, Boeing 737, EMB-190
Main idenifying points: Look for the "Airbus" cockpit windows, twin engines, single over wing emergency exit, Arrow shaped winglets & a classic Airbus tailcone with a high tail. It has a "short stubby" appearance for a narrow body airliner.
Examples of Main Operators: Air France, Frontier, Mexicana,

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