The Airbus A320 family are airliners designed and made by Airbus.
The A320 first flew on 22 February 1987, was launched in March 1984, and was introduced in April 1988 by Air France.
The first member of the family was followed by the longer A321 (first delivered in January 1994), the briefer A319 (April 1996), and the even shorter A318 (July 2003).
Assembly takes place in Tianjin in China since 2009; Hamburg in Germany; Toulouse in France; and in Mobile, Alabama in the United States since April 2016.
The twinjet includes a and is powered by CFM56 or IAE V2500 turbofans, except the CFM56/PW6000 powered A318.
The family pioneered the use of flight controls that were side-stick and electronic fly-by-wire in airliners.
Variants provide maximum take-off weights from 68 to 93.5 t (150,000 to 206,000 lb), to pay a 5,740--6,940 km (3,100--3,750 nmi) range.
The 31.4 m (103 ft) long A318 typically accommodates 107 to 132 passengers.
The 124-156 seats A319 is 33.8 m (111 ft) long.
The A320 is 37.