First HondaJet May Soon Be Delivered
After 9 years in the Triad, Honda Aircraft may soon sell a jet. Company execs hope to deliver the first HondaJet by late summer.
The Federal Aviation Administration is nearing final certification of the jet for delivery, but Honda Aircraft’s says it’s hard to anticipate unseen challenges.
Honda Aircraft said earlier this week that it has received “multiple orders” for the HondaJet after its first appearance at Brazil’s major air-show. According to the News & Record, the small jet, which seats four people, is unusual in the industry because its engines are mounted above the wings. The plane sells for $4.5 million.
The company has said for several years that it already has “more than a hundred” orders for the jets, which can be built at a rate of roughly 80 per year on the company’s assembly line at Piedmont Triad International Airport, once the FAA approves.