GREENSBORO, N.C. — July 15, 2013 — Honda Aircraft Company announced today that a Federal Aviation Administration-conforming HondaJet will make its first public appearance at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. The event, organized annually by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), is one of the world’s premier aviation events.
All EAA AirVenture Oshkosh attendees are invited to a special event on Monday, July 29 at 9:30 a.m. in Phillips 66 Plaza to celebrate the arrival of the HondaJet. Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino and EAA Chairman of the Board Jack Pelton will also share remarks during the program. This will be an exciting event for all in attendance and among enthusiasts who passionately follow the HondaJet.
Honda Aircraft Company is one of more than 775 exhibitors participating in EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013, which will be held July 29 – August 4. In addition to a static display of the HondaJet, visitors to the Honda Aircraft Company exhibit (#407 – 416) will have the opportunity to see other Honda innovations, including daily demonstrations of ASIMO, Honda’s advanced humanoid robot. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.hondajet.com/EAA.
The HondaJet is the world’s most advanced light jet, and its 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 combined innovations make the HondaJet the fastest, most spacious and most fuel-efficient jet in its class.
HondaJet is the world’s most advanced light business jet aircraft, with best-in-class advantages in performance, comfort, quality and efficiency. 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 powered by two highly fuel-efficient GE Honda HF120 turbofan jet engines, and is equipped with the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000 next-generation, all-glass avionics system composed of three 14-inch landscape-format displays and dual touch-screen controllers. The HondaJet is Honda's first commercial aircraft and lives up to the company's reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and value.
For more information, visit www.hondajet.com.
Honda Aircraft Company
Honda Aircraft Company, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., was founded in 2006, though has its heritage in more than 20 years of groundbreaking aeronautical research and development. At Honda Aircraft’s world headquarters in North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation, the company’s associates work in more than 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art R&D, manufacturing and administration buildings to develop, produce, market and support the HondaJet with HondaJet dealers. 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.