US: FAA awards type certification to HondaJet

HondaJet HA-420 (Picture - Flightglobal & Honda Aircraft)

HondaJet HA-420 (Picture – Flightglobal & Honda Aircraft)


“The HondaJet HA-420 light business jet has received FAA (US Federal Aviation Administration) type certification (on December 8), allowing Honda Aircraft to begin making deliveries within days.

Greensboro, North Carolina-based Honda Aircraft has been pursuing certification of the light jet for more than 12 years. The original HA-420 prototype completed first flight in 2003 but flight testing prompted Honda to redesign and enlarge the aircraft’s engine. A partnership with GE Aviation produced the HF120 turbofan.

Honda Aircraft chief executive Michimasa Fujino announced at the NBAA convention in November that the HA-420 had also completed functional and reliability testing, ending the flight test phase of the certification campaign.” (Flightglobal)


Great news but when will we see some “action” in Europe? Looking forward to that!

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