Business aircraft sales, leasing, and charter management company Elit’Avia has inked a deal with Honda Aircraft to serve as the exclusive HondaJet sales representative in France and 16 Western and Central African countries, including Nigeria. Elit’Avia will thus sell the HondaJet Elite S—the latest version of the Honda twinjet, unveiled in late May—in the region.
“We are pleased to be working with the Elit’Avia team,” said Honda Aircraft president and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “Representing France and several African nations, Elit’Avia completes our global reach. Elit’Avia’s excellent expertise in aircraft sales, charter, and management, as well as its operations in the European and African business aviation market, adds great value to our commitment to the business aviation market and customer support in the region.”
Michel Coulomb, CEO of Elit’Avia, said that with its 1,437-nm range, the Elite S is “perfect for travel throughout Europe and ideally suited to reach African destinations that are not typically well-served by commercial aviation carriers. As a light business aircraft, the HondaJet delivers many of the efficiency and comfort benefits of a much larger aircraft but at a far more attractive price point.”