Honda Aircraft Company has completed all function and reliability (F&R) test conditions and is concluding F&R flights for the HondaJet. “We will conclude testing with the FAA in a few days, which will pave the way for HondaJet type certification and entry into service,” says president and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “We are expecting FAA type certification very soon.”
Function and reliability testing simulates typical, in-service flight operations for a new aircraft design. Testing includes takeoffs, landings, system operations, failure cases, approaches and operations in hot, cold and humid environments. The HondaJet has flown missions to 54 airports in 31 states in the US as part of this testing.
In October, Honda completed all Part 23 certification flight tests. The programme has exceeded 3,000 total flight hours and was conducted at more than 70 locations.
This year, the aircraft completed a successful world tour.