Honda launches Elite version of its light jet

News — 13.06.18

Journalists gathered for the 2018 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland witnessed the unveiling of the new upgraded HondaJet Elite.

The Elite version of the HondaJet offers a 17% extended range (+396km) and a quieter cabin, thanks to newly developed noise attenuating inlet structure in each engine. Additionally, the new aircraft’s advanced avionics system incorporates additional performance management functions for optimum flight planning and automatic stability and protection functions to enhance safety of flight.

The aircraft has upped its green credentials, by being more fuel efficient than any other aircraft in its category and emitting less greenhouse gases than similar sized business jets, while also featuring best-in-class speed, altitude and range.

Honda Aircraft Company’s President and CEO Michimasa Fujino introduced the aircraft at the event.  He said: “The HondaJet Elite represents Honda Aircraft’s continued commitment to performance, efficiency and environment creating new value in business aviation,” he said. “The result of innovation, design and engineering, our new aircraft features several performance and comfort enhancements that, once again, set a new standard in aviation.”

The new jet comes in three signature colours, ice blue, ruby red and monarch orange. Passengers will also enjoy the Bongiovi Audio System: a speakerless sound system that provides an immersive audio experience throughout the entire cabin, two-toned executive leather seats, belted lavatory and galley with coffee brewer.