We could have any number of BMWs, whether 318, 318i or 318d but let’s take to the skies.
Meet the Airbus A318, designed as a smaller version of the highly successful A320. The original plan was to make a 317 and 316 but in the event they went with the 318. It carries up to 107 passengers up to 6,000 km and has been certified for steep approach capability which means it’s the largest plane to be able to use London Docklands Airport.
In the event it hasn’t had much commercial success with only 80 orders since 2002 and none outstanding. Larger planes have been found to be more cost effective and the 318’s market faded away.