Honda Aircraft Company Completes First European Delivery of HondaJet
Today Honda Aircraft Company announced the recent delivery of the first HondaJet in Europe. The milestone was celebrated during a ceremonial delivery at AERO 2016, which is taking place in Friedrichshafen, Germany from April 20th through the 23rd.
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“Delivering the first HondaJet in Europe is a significant milestone in our journey to bring new value to the light jet market,” said Michimasa Fujino, Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO. “Our first customers who have made their commitment to fly the HondaJet are taking Honda skyward in a bold way. It has been rewarding to see the joy in their faces as they take delivery of their aircraft.”
Rheinland Air Service, Central Europe’s exclusive HondaJet dealer, will operate the first HondaJet to enter service in Europe.
“For more than 40 years, Rheinland Air Service has been serving the European business aviation market with superior aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities, as well as aircraft sales, support and fueling,” said Johannes Graf von Schaesberg, chairman and CEO for Rheinland Air Service. “We are honored to be partners with Honda Aircraft Company and to serve as the exclusive HondaJet dealer for Central Europe. With the delivery of our HondaJet, we look forward to showcasing its class-leading performance and fuel efficiency to our customers.”
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This is the latest in a long line of milestones for the HondaJet over the last few months. The HA-420 HondaJet received FAA type certification in December 2015 and began customer deliveries in North America later that month. Since then, the plane’s engine has received its FAA production certificate, the HondaJet has received provisional type certification, and has been certified in Mexico.