HondaJet Earns Brazilian Type Certification
Today the Honda Aircraft Company announced that the HondaJet has received its type certificate from the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency.
The advanced lightweight jet earned the certification on August 8, 2017, and the official announcement was made at the annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) 2017, which is being held at the Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo for the next three days. A HondaJet will be on static display for the duration of the exhibition.
The HondaJet’s Brazilian type certification comes after the plane has earned certifications in the United States (from the Federal Aviation Administration), Europe (European Aviation Safety Agency), Mexico (Directorate General of Civil Aviation), and Canada (Transport Canada).
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“We are excited to achieve Brazilian certification for HondaJet,” said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “We are eager to respond to customer interest in one of the largest business jet markets in the world.”
Lider Aviacão has been appointed as the exclusive dealer in 2015 to provide sales, service, and support for HondaJet customers in Brazil. Based in Belo Horizonte, Lider operates more than 21 fixed base operations (FBOs) throughout Brazil.
“The type certification is a tremendous milestone for the Brazilian market,” said Eduardo Vaz, CEO for Lider Aviação. “The aircraft is particularly ideal for intra-Brazil travel, connecting all the major cities, with the comfort, speed and high performance only found in the HondaJet.”
In conjunction with LABACE, the HondaJet will tour around Central and Latin America throughout the months of August and September. The list of countries that the plane will be visiting includes the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Nicaragua, and Guatemala.
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