Honda HA-420 HondaJet

November 7, 2006 - 4:58am

Enormous banners that hung from the façade of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando last month proclaimed the NBAA Convention offered “A year’s worth of business in just three days.” It certainly felt that way.

The record-setting event held from October 17 to 19 was a showcase for airplane introductions, product rollouts and announcements of stratospheric order tallies.

November 6, 2006 - 11:57am

On August 8 Honda Motor Co. launched a new company, Honda Aircraft, which will certify the very light HondaJet in three to four years. The company is headed by long-time Honda engineer Michimasa Fujino, who spent the past 20 years quietly studying the aviation marketplace and technology before designing a new airplane that promises to offer strong competition in the sub-10,000-pound business jet class.

November 6, 2006 - 11:24am

The HondaJet officially went on sale at last month’s NBAA Convention in Orlando, racking up orders for “more than” 100 airplanes by the end of the three-day event.

November 6, 2006 - 6:52am
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Launching a new era for the 70-year-old lightplane manufacturer, Piper Aircraft president and CEO Jim Bass last month took the wraps off the design mockup for the single-engine, six-seat PiperJet, an airplane priced at $2.19 million that adds another serious player to the market for very light jets.

November 6, 2006 - 6:29am
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Enormous banners that hung from the façade of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando last month proclaimed the NBAA Convention offered “A year’s worth of business in just three days.” It certainly felt that way.

October 30, 2006 - 8:55am

How has the past year been for Raytheon Aircraft?

It’s been a great year for Raytheon Aircraft. Four years ago we set out to provide the highest quality and best support in the industry. We’ve really raised the bar, and I believe we’ve completely transformed the business aviation industry because of this.

October 9, 2006 - 4:31am

The experimental HondaJet is scheduled to make its worldwide public debut at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., later this month. Will this be the initial step in actively marketing the new light business jet? Stay tuned.

October 4, 2006 - 4:15am

The HondaJet prototype was expected to make its world debut, and first public demonstration flight, on July 28 at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. Its planned four-hour appearance at the show represents the twinjet’s first major exposure to aviation enthusiasts and the aviation media.

October 2, 2006 - 8:12am

As he does with all VIPs arriving at AirVenture, EAA president Tom Poberezny greeted Honda’s Michimasa Fujino with warm words and great respect. But the HondaJet’s future remains an enigma.

October 2, 2006 - 8:10am

If giant airshows such as Paris, Farnborough, Asian Aerospace and Dubai–even NBAA– represent business aviation’s economic engine, then EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., (July 25 to July 31) measures the pulse of flying’s human side.

 
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