The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the HondaJet with the “Type Certification” the company’s been chasing since they fired up an aircraft division in 2006. The plane is finally legal for American skies and sales to the public.
Honda Aircraft recently debuted their first production HondaJet, and the over-the-wing aircraft design is anticipated to revolutionize the light jet market. The engines are also new and so is the company created specifically to build them. Honda Aero is the first new company approved to build jet engines in 23 years.
As you've read by now, HondaJet brought its first production aircraft to EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh this week. And since you've already seen a lot of details about this sexy jet, let's skip to the good stuff, and see what she looks like up close!
Honda says their "Over-The-Wing Engine Mounted" HondaJet is the most advanced aircraft in its class, and the final production version has just taken to the skies at the Experimental Aircraft Association's "AirVenture" event.
It has been a 28-year dream in the making for Honda's Michimasa Fujino, President and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company, but that dream is finally about to become reality as Honda's $4.5 Million HA-420 private jet is expected to complete testing and receive its full FAA type certification in the first quarter of next year.
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Problems with the engine Honda's developed for the HondaJet will force a delay in the first delivery of its much-anticipated business jet until at least mid-2013.
Straight from the annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention, Honda 's providing us with this first look at the HondaJet's cabin and cockpit. More pictures below.
Is there a business Honda's not in? Back in 2003, Honda came up with plans for a new experimental compact business jet equipped with Honda-developed HF118 jet engines. Now, after three years of tinkering with it, they've now set up a way to sell the little bastards. They've signed an alliance with Florida-based
Alright boys n' girls — time to drop your cocks and pick up your socks for the first round of the "Official Car Pundit Drinking Game" For those of you who don't remember the debauchery, a friendly commenter used Wert's recent appearance on CNBC's "On The Money" and created a simple but epic game of drinks. Well,…