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The Honda HA-420 HondaJet is a low wing monoplane developed by Honda Aircraft Company. It was designed in Japan between 1997 to 1999 and then developed and manufactured in the United States. The HondaJet was announced in 2006 and took its maiden flight, production model, on 27 June, 2014. Type certification was received from the FAA in December 2015 and from EASA in May 2016, and the first customer delivery was made on 23 December, 2015.

The HondaJet has a composite fuselage with two engines mounted on pylons above the aluminium wing; a configuration that frees the aft fuselage for extra internal space within the same dimensions and minimises airflow wave drag at high speed. It is powered by two GE Honda HF120 turbofans, each giving 2,050 lbf thrust. HondaJet has a retractable tricycle landing gear with both main and nose landing gear single-wheeled.

The HondaJet Elite has an expanded performance envelope, improved interior and updated flight deck. The type certificate was amended by the FAA and EASA in May 2018 and deliveries commenced on 7 August, 2018.

October 2019 saw the first HondaJet Elite in medevac configuration for air ambulance use, and another flew to the 2019 NBAA using sustainable aviation fuel.

In May 2021 Honda unveiled the Elite S, featuring new avionics upgrades, the Advanced Steering Augmentation System and an increased maximum takeoff weight of 200 lbs.

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March 24, 2023Honda is recognised as diamond AMT employer
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March 12, 2023HondaJet owners gain flexible phased maintenance
March 3, 2023No monthly fees for innovative Volato HondaJet programme
February 27, 2023Líder Aviação turns its attention to Argentine aircraft
February 21, 2023Líder determined to remain a leader in Brazil
January 27, 2023Volato tempts brokers with cash rewards
January 20, 2023Jet It looks to expand Gogo Avance L3 fleetwide
December 28, 2022Volato takes delivery of HondaJet Elite II
December 18, 2022Fixed cost, fixed legs flights form Volato Go coastal offers
December 7, 2022Order for 25 confirms Volato commitment to HondaJet
October 18, 2022Honda unveils the HondaJet Elite II with longer legs
August 22, 2022Integration of GCA paves the way for Volato aircraft management
August 2, 2022Honda expands worldwide aircraft service reach
June 23, 2022Honda extends partnership with FlightSafety
June 23, 2022HondaJet Elite S named Best of the Best
May 29, 2022Turkish startup inks a deal for two HondaJet Elite S
May 16, 2022Helicopter expert SkyPoland adds HondaJet to fleet
May 15, 2022Signature Technicair authorised for HondaJet service support
March 21, 2022GE HF120 engine fleet passes 200,000 flight hours
February 28, 2022HondaJet is most delivered aircraft in its class
February 28, 2022Banyan receives STC for HondaJet AVANCE L3 installation
January 9, 2022Demand fuels Volato HondaJet purchase and new charter service
December 21, 2021Honda Aircraft delivers 200th HondaJet
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November 19, 2021JetClub and Jetex line up mutually beneficial deal
October 13, 2021Gogo expands Avance availability to include HA-420
September 17, 2021Volato makes sharing simple on the HondaJet
August 26, 2021Static display lineup unveiled for ACE 2021
August 20, 2021HondaJet chief earns top industry accolade
August 16, 2021Jet It opens its doors to Canada with first jet
July 19, 2021Elit'Avia completes global reach ambitions for Honda
June 10, 2021Malta grants an AOC to expanding JetClub
May 31, 2021Honda adds style and range to latest jet model
March 27, 2021AIAA full of praise for HondaJet mastermind Fujino
March 22, 2021Europe is next on the agenda for thriving JetClub
March 1, 2021GAMA's annual report reveals which types are on top
February 15, 2021Cutter brings in three more HondaJets to serve southwest
February 7, 2021FATA clears the way for GE engines in Russia
January 28, 2021Russia joins list of jurisdictions to certify HondaJet Elite
January 18, 2021Honda can't wait to wing it at Piedmont Triad
January 12, 2021Acquisition brings together Piper and HondaJet experts
January 11, 2021Jet It hits targets with half a dozen HondaJets
November 29, 2020Aviators complete record-breaking HondaJet Elite flight
November 15, 2020FlightSafety to train HondaJet pilots at Farnborough
September 21, 2020Jet it founders branch into Europe with JetClub
September 5, 2020Red Bull given wings with HondaJet Elite
May 17, 2020Cutter HondaJet sets performance leg record
February 23, 2020GA/business aircraft delivery value increased in 2019
December 13, 2019Honda expects Elite to shine in China
October 25, 2019Medevac configuration debuts on HondaJet Elite
August 23, 2019HondaJet reaches delivery high point
August 5, 2019The HondaJet Elite obtains Chinese type certification
August 5, 2019First HondaJet mods package installed at Banyan
August 5, 2019Honda set to increase wing production
July 28, 2019Wing Spirit to debut HondaJet Elite in Hawaii
July 8, 2019HondaJet Elite deliveries reach Hawaii
May 30, 2019North Carolina expansion on the cards for Honda
April 30, 2019HondaJet undergoes modifications by Cutter
April 23, 2019Canada certifies HondaJet Elite and triggers deliveries
February 26, 2019HondaJet sales go from strength to strength as Elite emerges
January 21, 2019Lee extends repair scope beyond transparencies
January 7, 2019Lider blazes trail in Brazil with first HondaJet
December 30, 2018Drone entrepreneur receives first HondaJet Elite in Japan
December 17, 2018HondaJet now exclusively promoted in Middle East by Jetex
December 11, 2018HondaJet Elite earns type certification in Japan
November 26, 2018Cutter Aviation takes delivery of twentieth HondaJet
October 23, 2018Performance package perks up the HondaJet
August 28, 2018Teterboro and Chicago gain HondaJets for charter
May 16, 2018Chopin Vodka to fly Warsaw's first HondaJet
February 8, 2018Wijet signs MoU for multiple HondaJets
February 1, 2018Aeropartner opts for HondaJet and absorbs Air Prague
September 28, 2017Jetex hosts HondaJet on Dubai leg of world voyage
August 24, 2017HondaJet benefits from European exposure and city pair suitability
August 1, 2017HondaJet debutant Privateways experiences encouraging demand
June 6, 2017FlyHonda becomes third operator to invest in HondaJet in Europe
June 7, 2016Marshall heralds cabin experience of HondaJet
January 14, 2016HondaJet certified by FAA and deliveries commence
November 26, 2015HondaJet nears FAA go-ahead
June 4, 2015Marshall hosts HondaJet on UK leg of world tour
April 1, 2015Clean-sheet HondaJet granted PTC by FAA
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November 6, 2014HondaJet makes progress towards entry into service
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