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Honda HA-420 HondaJet

Lift typeFixed wing
Construction typeFactory-built
Control typePiloted
Engine typeTurbofan
ApplicationBusiness
Final assembly Greensboro (Piedmont Triad)
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Light business jet.

Designed to maximise aerodynamics. Twin, turbofan engines mounted over the wing. Shape of wing and nose enhance natural laminar flow. Wings, manufactured from a single sheet of aluminium alloy are low and swept back, tapering to winglets. Fin and swept back tailplane are also aluminium alloy. Fuselage is graphite composite with honeycomb sandwich panel and stiffened panel.

Certified for single pilot flight. 1 or 2 pilots face advanced flight deck with avionics based on Garmin G3000 with three 14 inch high res display and two touch screen controllers.

HondaJet 2600 and Elite II incorporate increased electrification and automation of systems to simplify pilot workload, including autothrottle, autobrake, Advanced Steering Augmentation System (ASAS) and Runway Overrun Awareness and Alerting System (ROAAS).

Type variants

Variant Launch/First flight Production end  
Honda HA-420 HondaJet 2003 / 2010 Light business jet.
Honda HA-420 HondaJet Elite 2018 / 2018 Larger, updated variant, includes HondaJet Elite S.
Honda HA-420 HondaJet 2600 Concept 2021 / Upgraded varaint, using next generation technology.
Honda HA-420 HondaJet Elite II 2022 / 2022 Upgrade with expanded range (1547 nm), increased MTOW (11100 pounds), ground spoilers, cabin redesign and automation technology.

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Operations data

For detailed information about current charter operators, maintenance and training providers, and completions services for this aircraft, please consult our sister publication Business Air News: HondaJet

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