Honda Aircraft Co has begun deliveries of the HondaJet, the world’s most advanced light jet. The company delivered the first aircraft on Dec 23 at its world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. This milestone follows final type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which the HondaJet received on Dec 8. “We are very excited to commence deliveries of the HondaJet, fulfilling Honda’s commitment to advancing human mobility through innovation,” said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “Honda Aircraft has now extended this commitment skyward with the delivery of our first aircraft, and I hope we soon will begin to see many HondaJets at airports around the world.”
The aircraft is offered for sale in North America, South America and Europe through the HondaJet dealer network. To support HondaJet customers, Honda Aircraft has established a robust worldwide dealer network in 11 territories. HondaJet dealers are ready to support aircraft entry into service, together with a 90,000 square-foot customer service facility in Greensboro to support the dealer network with heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities.
Pilot training is already being conducted for HondaJet customers with a full-motion, Level D flight simulator installed at the Honda Aircraft Training Center in Greensboro. The HondaJet is the world’s most advanced light jet, with revolutionary technology and design innovations - including the Over-The-Wing Engine Mount design - that help it achieve the highest speed, superior fuel efficiency, and a more spacious cabin over conventional aircraft in its class.
The Honda Jet is priced at $4.5 million and has proved it ability to fly by performing a premiere tour from Narita Airport, Tokyo, Japan to the European continent for the 15th European Buisiness Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) at the Geneva International Airport, Geneva, Swiss. During its 26,000 miles journey, Honda Jet made transit in six countries.