Honda has taken the competition sky high, literally. Japanese manufacturer’s first production plane, the HondaJet made its public debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Winconsin, USA. The HondaJet concluded the day with an entertaining flight demonstration that included high and low-speed passes during the afternoon air show.
Speaking on the occasion of the HondaJet’s public debut, Honda Aircraft President and CEO Michimasa Fujino said, “EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has been the setting of several HondaJet firsts and in many ways, this event was the true beginning of Honda’s aviation venture. We decided to debut the first production HondaJet here as part of Honda’s ongoing commitment to inspire others through the power and realisation of our dreams.”
EAA’s chairman of the board, Jack J. Pelton said, “We again welcome the impressive innovation and technology from the Honda Aircraft team, as it is a perfect fit for the world of flying ingenuity we see every year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. It has been fascinating to watch the development of the HondaJet from its original concept to the production aircraft shown here at Oshkosh. It is a tribute to the entire Honda team that made it possible.”
Honda plans to showcase the HondaJet on static display in the Honda Aircraft Company’s exhibit until 1st August. The attendees will also get an opportunity to see the all-new ASIMO, Honda’s advanced humanoid robot.
Honda claims that the HondaJet is the world’s most advanced light jet, and its distinctive design incorporates advanced technologies and concepts. The HondaJet Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration, natural-laminar flow wing and fuselage nose, and composite fuselage were developed from long-term research activities. These innovations combine to make the HondaJet the fastest, most spacious and most fuel-efficient jet in its class.
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