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Me & My Aircraft: Aircraft on the horizon: HondaJet
Pilot-in-command Stefan Johansson and co-pilot Howard Judd sucessfully completed the first flight of the fourth FAA-conforming HondaJet aircraft in May.

Pilot-in-command Stefan Johansson and co-pilot Howard Judd sucessfully completed the first flight of the fourth FAA-conforming HondaJet aircraft in May. Overall, the aircraft performed smoothly during its 74-minute flight according to the pilots and telemetry teams.

Earlier FAA-conforming HondaJet flight test aircraft have already achieved key benchmarks that meet or exceed the aircraft's designed performance goals of a maximum speed of 420kts, maximum cruise altitude of 43,000 feet, climb rate of 3,990 feet per minute, and more.

The HondaJet is intended to be the fastest, highest-flying, most quiet and most fuel efficient in its class. An over-the-wing engine-mount configuration has been designed to dramatically improve performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. This airframe design reduces cabin noise and ground-detected noise when overhead and allows for a more spacious cabin and greater cargo capacity.

The HondaJet is powered by two fuel-efficient GE Honda HF120 turbofan jet engines, and is equipped with a customised Garmin G3000 next-generation all-glass avionics system with a layout of three 14-inch landscape-format displays and dual touch screen controllers.

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Honda unveils the HondaJet Elite II with longer legs
October 18, 2022
The new model has an expanded range of 1,547 nm, while an upgrade package offers current HondaJet Elite owners the opportunity to implement the company's latest performance and avionics software enhancements.