HondaPro Jason vs. the Honda Jet (w/ Video)

 

Twenty years since designer Michimasa Fujino first sketched the HondaJet concept in 1997, the fuel-efficient little airplane is in full production, offering a low-cost alternative to other private jets. Well, low-er, anyway, since these planes are still over $5 million, making access to one for testing or reviews … let’s call it: limited.

That’s where my friend, HondaPro Jason, comes in.

Jason has gone from a fixture on the local Chicago car club scene to an international ambassador for the Honda brand. He knows Hondas better than anyone, and Honda know Jason. That’s why, when it came time to let a journalist “take the wheel” of the HondaJet for a review, it was the HondaPro that got the call to do it.

You can check out Jason’s full review and walkaround of the HondaJet in his video, below. Once you’re done, check out the specs below that and let us know what you think of the innovative little jet in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

 

HondaJet Walkaround Video + Specs


 

Performance

Maximum Cruise Speed @ FL300
422 KTAS

Maximum Cruise Altitude
FL430

Rate of Climb
3990 ft / min

NBAA IFR Range (4 occupants)
1223 nm

Takeoff distance
<4000 ft

Landing distance
<3050 ft

Engines

Manufacturer / Model
GE Honda / HF120

Output (Uninstalled Thrust)
2050 lbf each
derated from 2095 lbf each

Bypass ratio
2.9

Exterior Dimensions

Length
42.62 ft [12.99m]

Wing Span
39.76 ft [12.12m]

Height
14.90 ft [4.54 m]

Interior Dimensions

Length
17.80 ft [5.43 m]

Width
5.00 ft [1.52 m]

Height
4.83 ft [1.47 m]

Baggage Space

Combined stowage
66 cubic ft

Aft compartment
57 cubic ft

Nose compartment
9 cubic ft

Configuration

Typical configuration
1 crew + 5 pax (2 crew + 4 pax)

Alternative configuration
1 crew + 6 pax (2 crew + 5 pax)

 

Source | Images: Honda, via HondaPro Jason.





About the Author

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.
  • Eric Chickering

    Some of the most important stats to also add:
    Empty Weight: 7203 lbs
    Max takeoff weight: 10,600 lbs
    Max fuel capacity: 2,850 lbs
    Full fuel useful load: 547 lbs

    With full fuel, the airplane can carry three FAA rated passengers/pilot (180lbs/ea) with 7 lbs of luggage available.