Nothing says “luxury” like a private jet; nothing says “reliability” like a Honda — that’s why the aptly named HondaJet Elite is a work of ground-breaking innovation. Its light weight allows it to simultaneously manage to be the most fuel efficient and fastest jet in its class. It’s also, arguably, the overall best jet in its class, managing to be as comfortable, luxurious, and safe as anything else out there.
That level of innovation and excellence comes at a price, however. The Elite, coming in at $5.25 million, is around twice the price of competitors of the same class.
Still, Honda continues in its founder’s spirit of efficiency, and the market has spoken. The HondaJet Elite was the Most Delivered aircraft in its class for the first half of 2018. You can check out the official press release announcing the news, below. Then, let us know what you think of the HondaJet in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
Honda Aircraft Company Begins HondaJet Elite Deliveries
The HondaJet Finishes the First Half of 2018 as the Most Delivered Aircraft in its Class
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Honda Aircraft Company announced today that it has begun deliveries of its new advanced aircraft, the HondaJet Elite, at its headquarters in Greensboro, NC. Deliveries of the HondaJet Elite begin as the HondaJet marks the first half of 2018 as the most delivered aircraft in its class, based on information provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).
We are proud to announce that deliveries of the HondaJet Elite have begun,” said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “This milestone showcases Honda Aircraft’s steadfast commitment to setting new standards in business aviation and enthusiasm for remaining at the forefront of an evolving industry.” He added, “We are excited about the very positive worldwide reaction to the HondaJet Elite’s market entrance and are pleased to announce that, most recently, more than 10 orders in Japan were placed following our expansion to the region in June. Deliveries in Japan will begin following receiving type certification from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau early next year.”
During the first half of 2018, Honda Aircraft delivered 17 HondaJets to customers, making it the most delivered aircraft in it its class. When discussing the HondaJet ranking as most delivered, Mr. Fujino stated, “When creating the HondaJet, my priority was to enhance the lives of business jet users by designing an aircraft that offered unrivaled performance, value and comfort. As the HondaJet remains the most delivered very light jet, we would like to thank our customers for choosing the aircraft for its best-in-class attributes. We are looking forward to continuing to deliver the HondaJet and HondaJet Elite around the globe.”
Honda Aircraft Company has established a worldwide dealer and authorized sales network to provide unsurpassed service and support for HondaJet Elite 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 Elite is type certified by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The HondaJet Elite was designed to provide customers with the best experience by utilizing Honda Aircraft’s pioneering advanced technologies coupled with the best performance and comfort enhancements. For more information about the HondaJet Elite, visit www.HondaJetElite.com.
About the HondaJet Elite
The HondaJet Elite incorporates Honda Aircraft’s many technological innovations, including 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 superior performance, unparalleled efficiency and maximized fuselage space, making the aircraft’s cabin the largest in its class, including a full service galley, a private lavatory with optional belted seat and an exclusive Bongiovi sound system. The HondaJet Elite 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.
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