Dec 9 2015 HondaJet recieves FAA Type Certificate

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Dec 9 2015 HondaJet recieves FAA Type Certificate

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dec. 9, 2015 — The HondaJet received type certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday. Honda Aircraft Company and the FAA made the announcement today at the Honda Aircraft headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The FAA presented the type certificate to Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino in front of more than 2,000 people, including FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, government representatives, community leaders, HondaJet dealers, suppliers, and Honda Aircraft associates.

“Achieving FAA type certification for the HondaJet is a monumental milestone for Honda,” said Fujino. “We established Honda Aircraft as a new aerospace company and introduced our first product — an advanced light jet with technologies developed from serious research activities. We designed, tested, and have now certified this clean-sheet design aircraft – an unprecedented challenge for Honda.”

Honda Aircraft Company validated the HondaJet’s performance, safety, function and reliability through rigorous ground and flight tests with the FAA. Total flight hours exceeded 3,000, with testing conducted at more than 70 locations across the United States.

“This day was achieved through the collaborative efforts of the FAA and Honda Aircraft Company,” said Melvin Taylor, manager of the FAA’s Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office. “Collaboration is not easy, it often is a difficult subject. But when it is done successfully like this program, the rewards are gratifying to us all.”

The HondaJet’s innovative Over-The-Wing Engine Mount configuration, natural-laminar flow wing and composite fuselage make it a higher performance, more fuel-efficient and more spacious light jet. The HondaJet is the fastest in its class at 420 knots (483 mph) and the most efficient in its class.

With HondaJet FAA type certification achieved, Honda Aircraft is now ramping up production in Greensboro with 25 aircraft on the final assembly line. The Honda Aircraft workforce is nearing 1,700 people, as the company prepares for deliveries, pilot training and after-sales customer service and support by the end of the year.

“This is an exciting day for North Carolina and our state’s aerospace industry,” said North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. “As far back as the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk, our role in aviation has always been significant. Now, when we look up in the sky, we will see jets made right here in North Carolina. Congratulations to Honda Aircraft Company on this enormous achievement.”

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N420HA HondaJet Prototype - Serial P001 (already retired)
1 of 5 aircraft in certification program photo @ Oshkosh 2005 Sergey Riabsev
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P001 Prototype -
4200001 1st conforming aircraft
4200011 1st production aircraft

P001 . . . . . . . N420HA Blue Livery Photo
42000001 . . . . N410HJ Silver Livery Photo
42000002 . . . . N420HM Red Livery Photo
42000003 . . . . N420AH Yellow Livery Photo
42000004 . . . . N420NC Blue Livery Photo
42000011 . . . . N420EX Emerald Livery - 1st production aircraft Photo
42000012 . . . . N959EN Silver Livery Photo
42000013 . . . . N420KA
42000014 . . . . N21HJ
42000015 . . . . N420AZ
42000016 . . . . N420HE Red Livery Photo
42000017 . . . . N420EA
42000018 . . . . N420EU
42000019 . . . . N420MX
42000020 . . . . N774RC
42000021 . . . . N141HJ
42000022 . . . . N420BT
42000023 . . . . N682TM
42000024 . . . . N25HJ
42000025 . . . . N527MW
42000026 . . . . N21671
42000027 . . . . N27ZA
42000028 . . . . N420JB
42000029 . . . . N816LS
42000030 . . . . N421EK
42000031 . . . . N575DM
42000032 . . . . N71TS

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HondaJet Plant - Greensboro NC

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Serial 42000028 up front
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Finally certified! How many years in the making??

420 kts is pretty quick for that size....destroys the Slow-tation Mustang for sure.
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I rather like the lemon. It's flirty.
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PostmasterGeneral wrote:Now available in 5 fun flavors! Collect them all!
:lol:
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Okay - that was an excellent video ........ pretty funny :)
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