The HondaJet Elite has received Russian type certification from the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA), demonstrating that the aircraft meets the safety standards set by the organisation. The first HondaJet with Russian registration immediately commenced operations in the region upon receiving the certification.
Honda Aircraft Company is continuing to expand its list of type certifications. The HondaJet currently holds 13 type certifications around the world, including, the United States (FAA), Europe (EASA), Mexico (AFAC), Brazil (ANAC), Argentina (ANAC), Panama (AAC), India (DGCA), Japan (JCAB), Canada (TCCA), China (CAAC), Turkey (DGCA) and Pakistan (PCAA).
“The HondaJet Elite is well suited to the needs of business travellers in Russia and the CIS, as it can provide safe, quick and efficient transport between cities in the region or between Russia and the European Union,” says Honda Aircraft Company president and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “Our objective is to change the way we travel by growing the market for business aviation. We are excited to see that the first HondaJet in Russia is already in operation and look forward to further expanding our Russian fleet.”
The HondaJet fleet currently comprises over 170 aircraft worldwide, accumulating more than 63,000 flight hours with strong dispatch reliability.