Hawaii-based Wing Spirit, which earlier this month celebrated the delivery of its first two HondaJet Elites, has expanded its order to a total of 15 of the light jets, Honda Aircraft announced today. It “is a realization of our goal to expand the world’s business jet market,” said Honda Aircraft president and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “Prior to the HondaJet’s entry into service in the region, no other light jet had operated in Hawaii. We are confident the HondaJet’s efficiency, comfort, and best-in-class performance are well-suited to Wing Spirit’s mission to revolutionize business aviation in the region.”
Plans by Wing Spirit for the jets include inter-island charter flights and air ambulance operations. HondaJet Elites serving as air ambulances will be outfitted with custom medevac configurations—a first for the HondaJet program.
“When deciding how we could best provide convenient and luxurious transportation to the residents and tourists in Hawaii, the HondaJet was a natural choice,” said Wing Spirit executive v-p and COO Sal Miwa. “We are thrilled to expand our fleet to 15 HondaJets and for our customers to experience the most technologically advanced jet in its class.”