Airbus A318 Charter Flight Information
With a typical seating arrangement of 107 passengers, the Airbus A318 is the smallest member of the 320 family. This jet airliner delivers small-to-medium range performance, operating to a maximum nonstop distance of 3,100 nautical miles when carrying a typical payload. It also cruises along at a respectable 515 mph up to a maximum service ceiling of 41,000 feet. The Airbus A318 has become the preferred aircraft by many passengers flying on airlines and with charter operators due to its wide-body cabin design. In total, the cabin measures 70.2 feet long and 12.1 feet wide. With this level of comfort, you can see that this Airbus was created with the end user in mind. Additionally, its reduced maintenance and increased fuel economy make it appealing to corporate jet travelers looking for cost-effective business aviation solutions. Other members of the Airbus A320 series include the:
While based on the same airframe design, this series of aircraft provides seating options for anywhere from 100 passengers (A318) up to 240 (A321). Furthermore, because each member in this lineup shares the same style of fly-by-wire flight controls, it’s easier for pilots to transition between aircraft.
Steep Approach Capabilities
Manufactured by European consortium Airbus Industrie, the A318 holds the distinction of being the largest commercial aircraft capable of landing at ‘steeper-than-usual’ gradients. Thanks to this steep approach capability, it can access some restrictive airports that its competitors can’t. For example, the A318 can execute a long-haul mission from London City Airport to JFK International in New York. For corporations and other business entities, having the ability to transport large groups of people, or vast amounts of cargo, from these centers:
- Reduces costs
- Saves time
- Simplifies flight planning
The A318 requires 5,840 feet for takeoff and 4,040 feet for landings. In its standard configuration, the Airbus A318 offers a two-class seating arrangement. Typically, this would mean four- or five-abreast seating in the business class section, and up to six-abreast in economy. For added convenience, the aircraft features forward and rear service doors, which helps expedite the loading of passengers, cargo and catering supplies. This business jet also features plenty of overhead storage for carry-on items. In total, the A318 holds up to 750 cubic feet of cargo.
You’re Safe with Stratos Jets
As with any aircraft designed for commercial passenger airlines, the Airbus A318 comes loaded with a high standard of safety features and system redundancies. And when it comes to air charter safety, Stratos Jets believes in taking a proactive approach. We do this by:
- Prescreening all aircraft and charter operators
- Performing third-party safety audits on all aircraft
- Requiring group charter operators to hold Part 121/380 certification
At Stratos Jets, we want every aspect of your air travel experience to be seamless. From the time you leave your office, to the time you reach your destination, we’re here to help. If you need private ground transportation to or from the airport on either side of your flight, we’ll arrange it. If you want someone to take care of your hotel and restaurant reservations, all you have to do is ask one of our friendly Trip Support agents.
Airbus A318: Aircraft Charter Specifications
|Airbus - Europe
|230 cu ft