Honda Aircraft Company Inc. has successfully completed the first flight of its FAA-conforming HondaJet advanced light business jet.
The event is a significant step in Honda’s aerospace program, which is expected to deliver an aircraft in 2012.
“This is a very important milestone for the HondaJet program,” said Michimasa Fujino, Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO.
“This aircraft was assembled and tested under strict FAA certification processes, and we are very pleased to have achieved this successful first flight. Our team has worked extremely hard to reach this critical step in the HondaJet program, and these results reflect Honda’s focus and determination to develop a class-leading aircraft,” Fujino said.
The first conforming test of a HondaJet started from Honda Aircraft Company’s world headquarters facility at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina.