The A318, manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, is the smallest of the Airbus 320 family. This jet airliner has a small-to-medium performance range of 3,200 nautical miles and a seating capacity of 107 passengers. The Airbus A318 has become the preferred aircraft by many airlines and airliner passengers due to its wide-body cabin that adds a high level of comfort. This generation of Airbus 320s was created with customers in mind. Reduced maintenance and increased fuel economy draws many corporate jet travelers to this specific aircraft.