LABACE Convention News

HondaJet Gets Brazlian Nod

 - August 15, 2017, 5:12 PM
Roberto Honorato, the Superintendent of Department of Airworthiness, National Civil Aviation Agency-Brazil presents the type certificate to Carlos Ayala, manager, certification at Honda Aircraft. (Photo: Honda Aircraft)

Honda Aircraft received the type certificate for the HA-420 HondaJet from Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency ANAC last week, the aircraft manufacturer announced on Tuesday at LABACE 2017, where it is displaying a HondaJet with a yellow and white paint scheme. Brazilian certification of the jet with over-the-wing-mounted GE Honda HF120 engines follows similar approvals from the U.S. FAA, EASA, Transport Canada and Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

In 2015, Honda Aircraft appointed Lider Aviacão its exclusive dealer to provide sales, service and support for customers in Brazil. Based in Belo Horizonte, Lider operates more than 21 FBOs throughout the Latin American country.

The type certification is a tremendous milestone for the Brazilian market,” said Lider Aviação CEO Eduardo Vaz. “The aircraft is particularly ideal for intra-Brazil travel, connecting all the major cities.”

After LABACE, the HondaJet will conduct a demonstration tour throughout Central and Latin America, including the Dominican Republic; Puerto Rico; Trinidad & Tobago; Brazil; Argentina; Uruguay; Chile; Colombia; Panama; Nicaragua; and Guatemala.