HondaJet Earns European Certification from EASA
Today the HondaJet has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The certification was announced by the Honda Aircraft Company during a press conference held at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.
EASA Section Manager for High Performance Aircraft and Turboprops Steven Higgins presented the type certificate to Honda Aircraft Company CEO Michimasa Fujino.
“We are excited to achieve EASA certification for the HondaJet today. This certification signifies the HondaJet meets the highest European safety standards,” Fujino said. “Our customers have shared that this aircraft is not only high performance, but intelligent, fun to fly and very sophisticated. HondaJet deliveries in Europe have begun, and we are excited to see the HondaJet enter service in this important market.”
The HondaJet was certified by the United States Federal Aviation Administration in December of last year, and deliveries of the advanced light jet have already been made to customers in the US and Mexico. The aircraft’s first European delivery occurred this past April.
“This certification shows that the HA-420 HondaJet fully complies with the most stringent European safety regulations and paves the way for its entry into service,” said EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky. “It is the culmination of a particularly successful collaboration between Honda Aircraft Company and EASA. I wish a long and safe life in service to the HA-420.”
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Honda Aircraft Company has appointed Marshall Aviation Services (Northern Europe), Rheinland Air Service (Central Europe), and TAG Aviation SA (Southern Europe) to provide European HondaJet customers across the continent with service and support.