Honda Aircraft announced Tuesday that the HondaJet Elite II received type certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. The Elite II is being shown this week at EBACE for the first time.
The Elite II on the EBACE static display (AD_21) was flown from the company's manufacturing headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, which was made easier thanks to the aircraft's 1,547-nm range (NBAA IFR with four passengers). The flights to and from EBACE are using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) book-and-claim credits “to promote the deployment of SAF and support the industry's commitment to carbon neutrality,” according to Honda Aircraft.
With seats for up to eight occupants, the Elite II is powered by two 2,050-pound thrust GE Honda Aero HF120 engines. Maximum cruise speed is 422 knots.
“Debuting our latest aircraft at EBACE marks an important milestone for everyone at Honda Aircraft, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to excellence," said Honda Aircraft president and CEO Hideto Yamasaki. “The HondaJet Elite II continues our dedication to exceeding the expectations of customers worldwide by setting new standards in performance, efficiency, and comfort for the future of very light jets.”