The HondaJet successfully completed its maiden flight last week, taking to the skies for 84 minutes as the company prepares for certification and delivery next year.
Honda Aircraft president and CEO Michimasa Fujino said, “With this first flight, the HondaJet programme has entered the next exciting phase as we prepare for delivery. Today’s celebration is the culmination of extensive engineering and production efforts, and this is an important achievement in bringing the world’s most advanced light jet to market.”
The new plane from Honda is priced at $4.5 million but has already received over 100 orders!
Features of the HondaJet:
- 5 passengers
- Max cruise speed of 483 mph
- Max altitude of 43,000 feet