Low speed windtunnel testing of the Airbus A318 is under way at ONERA's Le Fauga facility near Toulouse, in France with a 1/11th scale model of the 107-seat twinjet. Powered by the Pratt & Whitney PW6000 or CFM International CFM56-5 engine, the A320 derivative will have its first flight in the third quarter of next year, and is to enter service a year later. Final assembly will be undertaken by DaimlerChrysler in Hamburg.

Source: Flight International