HondaJet (Picture – Flightglobal & Honda Aircraft)
“ANA Holdings and Honda Aircraft Company announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a strategic partnership supporting the expansion of the business jet market around the globe by using Honda Aircraft’s technologically advanced HondaJet.
ANA, which currently operates about 260 commercial airplanes throughout the world, will introduce current business jet users and its commercial flight customers to the HondaJet by maximizing the utilization of the aircraft. ANA will use the HondaJet for its charter and feeder flights connecting them to the existing broad network at major travel hubs in North America and Europe.”
Read more from: http://speednews.com/Article/115754?&timeout=1
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!
What do you think?
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US: FAA awards type certification to HondaJet
HondaJet makes maiden flight from Sendai to Tokyo !!!
Honda Motor Co.’s first jet plane made its maiden flight Thursday 23/04/2015 !!!
The seven-seat aircraft took off from Sendai and landed at Tokyo’s Haneda airport Thursday afternoon.
The company is in line to obtain final approval for the plane from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and plans to start deliveries to U.S. customers later this year.
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For the first time at EBACE2015, experience a production HondaJet!
The European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), May 19–21, 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland, is Europe’s premier business aviation gathering. This year, a production HondaJet will be showcased for the first time in Europe!!!
“Visit our exhibit to experience the best-in-class performance, comfort and efficiency that make the HondaJet unique. We look forward to seeing you at Booth Z140 and at the Static Display” (Honda Aircraft)
More details from: https://www.hondajet.com/Event?eventName=ebace