May 31, 2014
Honda recently took flight with the production of the company’s first ever jet, the HondaJet. This incredible airplane, built for speed and innovation, took to the skies on May 16, 2014 with its inaugural flight.
HondaJet formation. Photo Credit: HondaJet
According to the Honda Aircraft Company, the jet is faster than any business jet in its class with a maximum cruise speed of 420 KTAS at 30,000 feet. It also features an Over-The-Wing Engine Mount design configuration that creates a natural sound baffle and significantly reduces ground-detected noise.
Other specifications include two highly fuel-efficient GE Honda HF120 turbofan jet engines, the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000 next-generation, all-glass avionics system composed of three 14-inch landscape-format displays and dual touch-screen controllers.