The HondaJet Finishes 2017 As The Most Delivered Jet In Its Category
GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 21, 2018 -- Honda Aircraft Company announced today that the HondaJet was the most delivered jet in its category for 2017, based on numbers provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
During 2017, Honda Aircraft delivered 43 aircraft to customers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. As customer demand continues to increase, the company is steadily ramping up production and is currently manufacturing the aircraft at a rate of four per month at its 133-plus acre world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Since gaining its type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in late 2015, the HondaJet has continued to prove itself as the most advanced jet in its category by achieving several aviation milestones, including receiving type certifications around the world, breaking 13 speed records, opening a new dealer facility in Guangzhou, China and signing an agreement to deliver 16 HondaJets to French air taxi company Wijet.
"We would like to thank our customers for choosing the HondaJet for its value, features and performance, making it the most delivered jet in its category," said Honda Aircraft President and CEO Michimasa Fujino, "We look forward to continuing to create new value in business aviation across the world."
The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its category. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. The OTWEM design also reduces cabin noise, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin and largest baggage capacity in its category as well as a fully serviceable private aft lavatory. The HondaJet is equipped with the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000. The HondaJet is Honda's first commercial aircraft and lives up to the company's reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and value.
About Honda Aircraft Company
Honda Aircraft Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Founded in 2006, Honda Aircraft's world headquarters is located in North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation. The challenging spirit upon which Mr. Soichiro Honda founded Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is alive today as Honda Aircraft fulfills one of Honda's longstanding dreams to advance human mobility skyward.