For those here who don't understand french, here is the translation of the link posted above, by Flying-Tiger;
15 January, 2001, First flight of the A318
The inaugural flight took place January 15th in Hamburg.
The aircraft, s/n 1599, F-WWIA, took-off for the first time at 10:11 am, and landed 3h44 minutes later, at 1:55 pm. For the first flight, the 318 is powered by PW6000 engines and took off with a weight of 57,5 tonnes, including 7 tonnes of test flight instruments.
Download the take-off video.
History and orders, spec.
Hope this may help and few of you.
The 319 looks great and strong for such a small baby.