GREENSBORO, N.C. – Honda Aircraft received type certification for the “HondaJet” from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on December 8, 2015. The FAA presented the type certificate to Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino before 2,000 people at its Greensboro, N.C. headquarters, including FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, government representatives, community leaders, HondaJet dealers, suppliers, and Honda Aircraft associates.
“Achieving FAA type certification for the HondaJet is a monumental milestone for Honda,” said Fujino. Total flight hours exceeded 3,000, with testing conducted at more than 70 locations across the United States.
The HondaJet’s innovative over-the-wing engine mount configuration, natural-laminar flow wing and composite fuselage makes it a higher performance, more fuel-efficient and more spacious light jet. The HondaJet is the fastest jet in its class at 420 knots (483 mph) and the most efficient.
With type certification achieved, Honda Aircraft is now ramping up production with 25 aircraft on the final assembly line with a total workforce nearing 1,700 people.
HondaJet Midwest is the Midwest’s distributor for Honda Aircraft Company with offices in Des Moines and Chicago: John Lowe, Chairman; Don Jay, President; and Chris Siberz, Vice President of Sales. For additional information call 800-622-8311 (www.hondajetmidwest.com).