Honda Aircraft Company Receives FAA Production Certificate
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In 1986, a young Honda engineer named Michimasa Fujino crystallized that vision when Honda initiated research and development into an advanced, air-bound Honda. After four decades of both passion and hard work, the HondaJet creator has nearly completed his vision as the president and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company.
Honda Aircraft Company announced that it has earned a Production Certificate from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Honda Aircraft Company is building the HA-420 Honda Jet, an advanced light jet, at its world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.
"This is a great achievement for our company as an aircraft manufacturer, and it is a very important milestone for ramping up production. Honda Aircraft has demonstrated our commitment to build aircraft of the highest quality and that meet stringent safety requirements," said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. "We also want to recognize the strong collaboration with the FAA during this rigorous approval process."
The Production Certificate grants Honda Aircraft the authorization to produce, flight test and issue airworthiness certificates for the Honda Jet for customer deliveries.
About Honda Jet
The Honda Jet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The Honda Jet 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 sound, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin in its class, the largest baggage capacity, and a fully serviceable private aft lavatory. The Honda Jet is equipped with the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000. The Honda Jet is Honda's first commercial aircraft and lives up to the company's reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and value.