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HondaJet Certified in Mexico Ahead of 2016 Aero Expo Debut

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The HondaJet arrives in Mexico for the 2016 Aero Expo

The HondaJet arrives in Mexico for the 2016 Aero Expo

Today the Honda Aircraft Company announced that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Mexico, the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC), has given the HondaJet type certification.

The HondaJet is also scheduled to make its debut at the 2016 Aero Expo, Mexico’s premiere aviation trade show, held at the Toluca International Airport from March 16th to 18th. The production HondaJet will be on stationary display throughout the event.

“Receiving aircraft validation in Mexico is an important milestone for Honda Aircraft Company, paving the way for the start of HondaJet deliveries in Mexico,” said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “We are excited to respond to the interests of customers in Mexico, and we will begin with the first delivery in a few weeks.”

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Honda Aircraft has also partnered with Aerolineas Ejecutivas, the country’s largest executive aviation company, to provide sales, service, and support for customers in Mexico.

“It is a tremendous opportunity and a privilege to sell a world-class product like HondaJet that our customers will embrace,” Aerolineas Ejecutivas President Arturo Ortega Olive said in a statement. “There are several business opportunities for HondaJet in the Mexico business jet market. We are excited to showcase this advanced light jet for the first time at Aero Expo.”

Built at the Honda Aircraft Company’s world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, the HondaJet is the world’s most advanced light jet. Its advanced speed and efficiency is attributable to the plane’s patented Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration, natural laminar flow wing and nose, and composite fuselage.

The HondaJet received US type certification from the FAA on December 8, 2015, and the company began deliveries a few weeks later on the 23rd.

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    Mary Crothers is the Internet Specialist at Basney Honda. She is a mother of 2 children with 4 grandkids. She also loves to travel and dance. She goes camping with her family in their RV along with her Golden Retriever puppy.