OSHKOSH, Wisc. – July 25, 2017 – Flying Magazine, the world's most widely read aviation magazine, has bestowed “Flying Innovation Award” on HondaJet in recognition of its breakthrough design and advanced technologies. The announcement was made during Flying’s event on the opening evening of 2017 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
“On behalf of the Honda Aircraft Company, I am incredibly honored to receive this prestigious award. We are proud that HondaJet has been recognized for its innovative design and advanced technologies by such a prestigious aviation industry publication.” said Honda Aircraft President & CEO Michimasa Fujino.
”Fitting the HondaJet won as it embodies innovation, the HondaJet shows what can transpire with hard work. Honda aircraft did an amazing job not only with the aircraft but also the manufacturing facilities. It's an incredible story.” said Flying Editor-in-Chief Stephen Pope.
Flying’s Innovation Award was created to recognize the most significant innovation in general aviation from the previous year. The HondaJet was chosen from among six nominees. HondaJet also received a 2016 Flying Editors’ Choice Award.
The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. The OTWEM design also reduces cabin sound, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin in its class, the largest baggage capacity, and a fully serviceable private aft lavatory. The HondaJet is equipped with the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000 The HondaJet is Honda's first commercial aircraft and lives up to the company’s reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and value.
About Honda Aircraft Company
Honda Aircraft Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Founded in 2006, Honda Aircraft is responsible for the design, manufacturing, sales, service and support of the HondaJet. The company’s world headquarters is located in Greensboro, North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation. The challenging spirit upon which Mr. Soichiro Honda founded Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is alive today as Honda Aircraft fulfills one of Honda’s longstanding dreams to advance human mobility skyward.
About Flying Magazine
Flying — the world’s most widely read aviation magazine — is the premier resource for pilots and aviation enthusiasts who have a passion for flying. Published continuously since 1927, Flying provides aircraft reviews, flying tales, safety counseling and expert opinion all written by and for active, engaged pilots. Flying is focused on personal and business aviation but also gives readers a glimpse into airline cockpits and military and vintage aircraft.