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A production HondaJet on display at Henderson Executive Airport in Las Vegas during the 2015 National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition.
A production HondaJet on display at Henderson Executive Airport in Las Vegas during the 2015 National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition.

Today, the F.A.A. granted Honda Aircraft Company “Type Certification” for the Hondajet, a project that’s been in development for the better part of a decade. What this means for Carolina based Honda Aviation and the handful of corporate buyers waiting for delivery of the most fuel efficient, fastest and highest flying personal jet in its segment, they can take delivery.

I first reported on the development of Honda’s segment busting personal conveyance back in May 2014, and had the pleasure of speaking with Honda as to development plans of what is arguably the most powerful and quickest Honda in the company’s history.

*The FAA presented the type certificate to Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino in front of more than 2,000 people, including FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, government representatives, community leaders, HondaJet dealers, suppliers, and Honda Aircraft associates.

As eloquently stated by Honda

“Achieving FAA type certification for the HondaJet is a monumental milestone for Honda,” said Fujino. “We established Honda Aircraft as a new aerospace company and introduced our first product — an advanced light jet with technologies developed from serious research activities. We designed, tested, and have now certified this clean-sheet design aircraft – an unprecedented challenge for Honda.”

Personally, I hope to take a ride on Hondajet in 2016.

My congratulations to Honda Aircraft Company of Greensboro, North Carolina, well done!

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The world of Honda is ever changing. Honda has aptly titled 2015 “The Year of Honda,” and has done so without braggadocio. Great accomplishments in research and product development justify the mantra with what is shaping up to be the reinvention of the entire Honda and Acura automotive lineup.

Honda is well on the road  to becoming the (mostly) manufactured in North America sales leader for the compact and mid sized car and light truck segment.

With the all new Fit based HR-V hatchback taking the lead in the subcompact crossover segment, 2016 Pilot currently breaking all sales records in the near-premium 3 row SUV segment, and 2016 CR-V, despite reports of a persistent intermittent vibration, retaining its #1 sales position in the compact SUV segment,

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2016 Civic rolls of the production line increasing Civic sales by 9% in it’s first 2 weeks on the showroom floor, with Civic Coupe and Hatchback variants scheduled for spring 2016.

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That’s Honda’s style. They absolutely, without reservation, from assembly line worker to top executive, put the consumer’s satisfaction and physical well being before company profit.

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Thanks for coming along for the ride.

Parks R. McCants  Publisher