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Monday, May 19, 2014

Honda Debuts First Production HondaJet

Woodrow Bellamy III 

[Aviation Today May 19, 2014] Honda Aircraft Co. revealed its production HondaJet at the 2014 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition.   

The aircraft is currently in final assembly with the first set of production GE Honda HF120 jet engines installed. Honda plans on conducting the first flight this summer. 

According to Honda, the current production schedule will have 10 total aircraft on the final assembly line by June. 

“Honda Aircraft Company’s most important goals are achieving Federal Aviation Administration Type Certification and delivering the first customer aircraft,” said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “Our total effort is focused on reaching these much anticipated milestones in the first quarter of 2015.” 

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