The maiden flight of the first HondaJet for mass production

Honda starts delivery for the HondaJet

Honda Aircraft Company, Honda’s aircraft subsidiary, commenced the delivery of the HondaJet on December 23, 2015.

Honda Aircraft Company received the type certification for the HondaJet from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on December 8, 2015. And on December 23, they delivered the first mass-production model of the HondaJet to the owners at their headquarters.

Honda Aircraft Company was established in Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.A. They currently have a 540,000 square meter lot, and they have been conducting mass production of the HondaJet in that factory.

They implemented pilot training for the HondaJet with the use of an exclusive flight simulator at the Honda Aircraft Training Center. Moreover, they also established a system for all kinds of after-sales services, such as maintenance, at their customer service center.

The HondaJet is a small business jet, which has the highest speed among its class, maximum operation, superb climbing ability, fuel efficiency, and best interior size, through the application of engine distribution on the upper part of its wings, natural laminar airfoil, and an independent technology called one type of composite fuselage construction. This HondaJet model will be on sale in a total of 11 base points in North America, Europe, Brazil and more.

Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino, who is responsible for the development of, the as well as the in-charge of development, manufacturing, and sales of the HondaJet, stated his comment, “I’m really happy that we’re able to start delivering the HondaJet units to our customers. Honda is devoted to contributing to personal traveling through innovations. And we have finally launched the offering of aerial transportation products. Moving forward, we want to continue making efforts for many airports around the world to acknowledge the HondaJet in the near future.”

(Translated by Claire Marie Sausora)