Honda HA-420 HondaJet

HA-420 HondaJet
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Early display at the 2005 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Role light Business jet
National origin Japan
United States
Manufacturer Honda Aircraft Company[1]
First flight December 3, 2003
Status In production, in service
Produced December 2015–present
Number built 150 (as of Mar 2020)[2]

The Honda HA-420 HondaJet is a light business jet produced by the Honda Aircraft Company of Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. Original concepts of the aircraft started in 1997 and were completed in 1999. It took its maiden flight on December 3, 2003, received its FAA type certificate in December 2015 and was first delivered that same month. By March 2020, 150 jets had been delivered.

The seven to eight-seat aircraft has a composite fuselage and an aluminum wing, and is powered by two GE Honda HF120 turbofans unusually mounted on pylons above the wing. It can reach a 420 kn (780 km/h) speed, and has a 1,400 nmi (2,600 km) range. The HondaJet has received several aeronautic design and innovation accolades.

  1. ^ Naomi Tajitsu, Maki Shiraki (Mar 27, 2017). "Honda faces long haul to recoup jet costs". Reuters.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Volker K. Thomalla (Apr 3, 2020). "Honda Aircraft a livré son 150ème biréacteur HondaJet".