Honda HA-420 HondaJet

February 8, 2008 - 10:07am

It all began when Paul “Mac” Langston identified a need for an aeromedical helicopter program in the Florida panhandle. Langston was literally born into aviation, since his dad was a Quincy, Fla.-based cropduster for tobacco and cotton farmers from Florida to Louisiana.

February 8, 2008 - 10:07am

It all began when Paul “Mac” Langston identified a need for an aeromedical helicopter program in the Florida panhandle. Langston was literally born into aviation, since his dad was a Quincy, Fla.-based cropduster for tobacco and cotton farmers from Florida to Louisiana.

February 8, 2008 - 5:11am

If you’re planning on flying a Cessna Mustang, Embraer Phenom, HondaJet or Diamond D-Jet, you’ll have to learn how to run Garmin’s G1000 avionics system. And while you might already be used to modern EFIS with tape displays for altitude and airspeed and widescreen ADIs, HSIs and moving maps, the Garmin system has its own design philosophy. Most pilots new to the G1000 will find that it takes some time to get comfortable.

February 8, 2008 - 5:11am

If you’re planning on flying a Cessna Mustang, Embraer Phenom, HondaJet or Diamond D-Jet, you’ll have to learn how to run Garmin’s G1000 avionics system. And while you might already be used to modern EFIS with tape displays for altitude and airspeed and widescreen ADIs, HSIs and moving maps, the Garmin system has its own design philosophy. Most pilots new to the G1000 will find that it takes some time to get comfortable.

December 27, 2007 - 10:31am

Honda Aero held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new engine plant in Burlington, N.C., on November 28. The plant will assemble and test new GE Honda Aero HF120 turbofans selected to power the HondaJet and Spectrum Aeronautical’s
S-40 Freedom.

December 27, 2007 - 10:26am

There are many new jets and a few new turboprops on designers’ drawing boards, but the volume of new aircraft making it to the entry-into-service point remains fairly low, considering all the projects in the hopper. Last year, only two new clean-sheet designs–the Quest Kodiak and Falcon 7X–joined the ranks of aircraft certified and beginning deliveries.

December 17, 2007 - 11:27am

The CEOs of Honda Motor and GE Transportation, a division of General Electric, signed the definitive agreement during the NBAA Convention last month to create GE Honda Aero Engines, a joint company that will pursue the launch of Honda’s HF118 turbofan engine for the light business jet market.

December 10, 2007 - 9:55am

Operators who have ordered a Citation Mustang very light jet don’t have to wait for an aircraft or a simulator to familiarize themselves with the aircraft’s avionics, the Garmin G1000 integrated EFIS.

November 29, 2007 - 12:23pm

Local officials and Honda Aero executives yesterday broke ground for the new engine maker’s Burlington, N.C. headquarters. The Honda Aero headquarters and manufacturing facility will cost about $27 million and includes a 58,400-sq-ft production plant and 8,000-sq-ft test cell on 82 acres off the approach end of Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport’s Runway 24. Construction should be finished late next year or early in 2009.

November 1, 2007 - 6:48am

Honda Aircraft signed an agreement with FlightSafety International at NBAA’07 for factory-authorized pilot and mechanic training for the HondaJet. Training initially will be offered at Honda Aircraft’s Greensboro, N.C. headquarters but might later be expanded to FlightSafety learning centers, according to Honda Aircraft CEO Michimasa Fujino.

 
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