Efficient HondaJet Readying for First Owner

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    HondaJet Ranks as Most-delivered Jet in its Category During First Half of 2017

    Honda Aircraft announced that the HondaJet was the most-delivered jet in its category for the first half of 2017, as reported by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

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    Honda Aircraft delivered 24 aircraft to customers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and countries in Europe during the first six months of 2017. The company is steadily ramping up production to meet customer demand, and is currently manufacturing the aircraft at a rate of about four per month at its world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.

    The HondaJet is the world’s most advanced light jet, and its distinctive design incorporates advanced technologies and concepts including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration. The aircraft is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, most fuel-efficient, and most comfortable business jet in its class, and has gained greater acceptance in the market, especially by corporate executives, business owners, corporate flight departments, charter companies, and aviation enthusiasts.

    Wayne
     
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  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Honda Aircraft Company Releases a Performance Package for the HondaJet HA-420 and the Elite

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    Honda Aircraft announced the addition of a performance package for the HondaJet HA-420. The company's new Advanced Performance Modification Group (APMG) engineered the upgrade, enabling existing HondaJet owners to enhance their current aircraft with several new performance and software features.

    The APMG Performance Package offers current HondaJet owners the opportunity to implement Honda Aircraft Company's latest performance upgrades on their aircraft; among those are a shorter takeoff field length, an increased maximum takeoff weight and more mission capabilities. The package also features many Garmin G3000 avionics software updates, including, but not limited to, advanced integrated Take Off & Landing (TOLD) calculations, increased connectivity with Flight Stream 510 compatibility and an enhanced electronic checklist.

    Honda Aircraft Company also announced that the HondaJet and HondaJet Elite have received type certification from India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The HondaJet holds many type certifications around the world, including, but not limited to, the United States (Federal Aviation Administration), Europe (European Aviation Safety Agency), Mexico (Directorate General of Civil Aviation), Canada (Transport Canada), Brazil (National Civil Aviation Agency) Argentina (Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil) and Panama (Autoridad Aeronáutica Civil). Honda Aircraft's latest model, the HondaJet Elite, is also certified in the United States and Europe.

    Honda Aircraft Company has established a worldwide dealer and authorized sales network to provide unsurpassed service and support for HondaJet customers that spans territories in North America, Europe, Middle and South America, Southeast Asia, China, India, the Middle East and Japan. Manufactured at Honda Aircraft Company's world headquarters in Greensboro, NC, the HondaJet was the most delivered aircraft in its class in 2017 and for the first half of 2018.

    HondaJet Elite

    Now this is where HondaJet is getting serious.

    The second aircraft from Honda Aircraft Company is the HondaJet Elite. It is touted as being the fastest, furthest and highest-flying plane in its class.

    THe performance comparison shows it has some bragging rights but not all bragging rights.

    The Elite upgrades the already impressive HondaJet – giving it more range, better fuel efficiency and a cabin with more features and amenities.

    List price for a HondaJet Elite is $5.25 million, approximately $300,000 more expensive than the standard HondaJet.

    The new longer range is derived by adding auxiliary fuel tanks, designing an even lighter cabin, and improved aerodynamics.

    HondaJet Elite Maximum Range and Speed: 1,652 miles and 485 mph
    HondaJet Maximum Range and Speed: 1,406 miles and 485 mph
    Phenom 100 Maximum Range and Speed: 1,354 miles and 466 mph
    Citation M2 Maximum Range and Speed: 1,782 miles and 464 mph

    The HondaJet Elite is an upgrade from the std. HondaJet featuring a full-service galley, a private lavatory and a Bongiovi sound system. The engines inlet manifolds have been redesigned to include perforated-inlet technology – a combination of newly shaped fanblades and honeycomb inlets that reduces external noise reaching the cabin. The aircrafts cockpit uses the latest customizable Garmin G3000 avionics suite.

    The HondaJet Elite remains significantly more fuel efficient and emits less greenhouse gases than all other similarly sized twin-engine business jets. Certified for single pilot operation, the HondaJet Elite continues to live up to the company's reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and value.

    Wayne
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    What the heck is this ? When can I get one in a Civic or Accord ?
     
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  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Edwin:

    Instead of a vibrating cone, the system uses flat panels that are manipulated by caps if I read about this correctly.

    Wayne
     
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  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Honda Aircraft Company just announced plans to expand its global HQ in Greensboro, NC by investing an additional $15.5 million in a new 82,000-square-foot facility on its 133+ acre campus.

    Scheduled to break ground in July 2019, the building will house a new wing assembly process for the HondaJet Elite, the fastest, farthest and highest-flying plane in its class. The new facility will allow for more wings to be assembled concurrently, resulting in a major increase in production efficiency. Additionally, this expansion will add more storage for service parts for the growing fleet of HondaJets around the globe. The facility is expected to be completed in July 2020.

    Wayne
     
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  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    The new wing assembly manufacturing facility construction is now underway.

    Honda Aircraft Company Breaks Ground on New Wing Production Facility


    Honda Aircraft Company celebrated its most recent expansion in a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019. The new facility will allow for more HondaJet Elite wings to be assembled concurrently, resulting in a major increase in production efficiency. This expansion will also add additional storage for service parts for the growing fleet of HondaJets around the globe.Expected to be completed by July 2020, the latest expansion is a $15.5 million investment in an 83,000-square-foot facility on Honda Aircraft’s 133+ acre campus in Greensboro. This will bring the company's total capital investment in its North Carolina facilities to more than $245 million.

    The ground breaking celebration featured a HondaJet Elite flyover in the skies above the company’s future additional production site.

    The HondaJet Elite is the fastest, farthest and highest-flying plane in its class. The HondaJet Elite incorporates the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration, Natural Laminar Flow (NLF) nose and wing and composite fuselage. These advancements contribute to the aircraft's performance, efficiency and maximized fuselage space, making the aircraft's cabin the largest in its class.

    The HondaJet Elite cabin features a full service galley, a private lavatory with optional belted seat and an exclusive Bongiovi sound system. The aircraft sets the gold standard in safety and human-machine interface technology with an ergonomically designed cockpit and enhanced customized Garmin G3000 avionics suite. Honda Aircraft continues to be committed to the improvement of lives through personal mobility while living in a sustainable society. The HondaJet Elite remains significantly more fuel efficient and emits less greenhouse gases than all other similarly sized twin-engine business jets. Certified for single pilot operation, the HondaJet Elite continues to live up to the company's reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and value.

    Wayne
     
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  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Honda Begins Deliveries of HondaJet Elite to China

    Honda has begun deliveries of the HondaJet Elite to China. This first HondaJet Elite was delivered by Honda Aircraft at its world headquarters in Greensboro, NC to its exclusive dealer in China, Honsan General Aviation Co., Ltd.

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    The first delivery to China comes after receiving Chinese type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in August 2019, demonstrating that the aircraft meets the organization’s safety standards. To support HondaJet customers in China, Honsan General Aviation Co., Ltd. will provide sales and service at the business jet terminal in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, China. This first HondaJet delivery to China is being financed by Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Co. Ltd., a global leasing company based in Japan.

    Honda Aircraft sales and service footprint spans North America, Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East, India, and Japan. The HondaJet fleet is currently comprised of around 140 aircraft around the globe and was the most delivered light jet in its class for 2017 and 2018.

    Wayne
     
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  8. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Now that the beijing 1 twin-engined light aircraft has been canceled, will communist china (always small letters) have time to copy the HondaJet & get it on the market in 2 years? Of course, huawei (always small letters) electronics will be aboard, sending all data to mss(communist chinese cia) & always small letters.
     
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  9. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Litesong:

    I suspect China will copy it to the last nut and bolt. Making it work is an entirely different situation however. I can almost bet Honda is really going to protect this one despite the short range flaw.

    Wayne
     
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  10. litesong

    litesong litesong

    communist china(always small letters) is way ahead of everybody. communist chinese (always small letters) operations are in full swing (& have been a long time) to cut off Australia & Africa from the rest of the world. Its amazing what the communist chinese (always small letters) totalitarian dictators can do, when working with other totalitarian dictators around the world. Shhhhh, shhhhh! Its all on the QT. america should have never started trading (giving money to) with communist china (always small letters). Leave it to greedy american (?) money-makers to sway american politicians to give money to enemies, so they can produce political, hardware & software weapons to use against america.
     
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  11. litesong

    litesong litesong

    U-tube has videos on the Honda jet. The top-mounted wing jets allow a.....full lavatory. No need to be told to use the ground facilities before take-off, to lighten the payload. That's why the HondaJet's burn rate is 70(+) gallons per hour.:confused:
     
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  12. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Litesong:

    Even the follow on Extended range model cannot cover half the country on a single hop. A lot to like but its range is no good for a Corporate flier/owner making its uptake limited.

    Wayne
     
  13. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Yes. A longer range plane can save intermittent fuel stops. Since take-offs & landings are the most dangerous portions of flight, longer range planes are safer, too.
     
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