Officials celebrate receiving European certification

HondaJet receives EASA certification to fly in Europe

Honda’s aircraft subsidiary Honda Aircraft Company (HACI) announced that it has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the HondaJet.

The HondaJet received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification in the United States in December 2015. Deliveries have been made to the United States, Mexico and Europe.

EASA executive director Patrick Key said, “This certification signifies the HondaJet meets the highest European safety standards.”

The HondaJet is the world’s most advanced light jet and uses proprietary technologies such as its Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEN), natural laminar flow wings, and composite fuselage. This makes it the best compact business jet in its class for speed, utility, ascent performance, fuel economy and storage space. Currently it is sold in 11 locations in North America, Europe and Brazil.

HACI president Michimasa Fujino said, “We are very pleased that we can start selling the HondaJet in Europe, which is an extremely important market for us.”

(Translated by Greg Scott)