Honda Aircraft Company announced late last month that it completed the first flight of an FAA-conforming HondaJet. The light jet took off for a 51-minute flight on December 20, from the company’s headquarters facility at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C. “We are encouraged by our initial review of the flight data, which indicates the conforming HondaJet performed as expected,” said company president and CEO Michimasa Fujino. A second conforming aircraft is engaged in structural testing, while a third copy to be used for mechanical systems flight testing is expected to join the program early this year.
HondaJet Achieves flight Milestone
- December 29, 2010, 3:26 AM