HondaJet Makes Public Debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Honda has debuted their highly-anticipated HondaJet for the public at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, starting with a celebration and ending with a full demonstration.
“EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has been the setting of several HondaJet firsts and in many ways, this event was the true beginning of Honda’s aviation venture,” said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “We decided to debut the first production HondaJet here as part of Honda’s commitment to inspire others through the power and realization of our dreams.”
The HondaJet completed its first full flight on June 27, taking off from Piedmont Triad International Airport and remaining in the air for just shy of an hour-and-a-half. Once it receives FAA certification, it will be available for purchase in four different exterior colors.
The first production HondaJet will remain on display at the Honda Aircraft Company exhibit until the end of the day’s proceedings in Oshkosh.
“We again welcome the impressive innovation and technology from the Honda Aircraft team, as it is a perfect fit for the world of flying ingenuity we see every year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh,” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA’s chairman of the board. “It has been fascinating to watch the development of the HondaJet from its original concept to the production aircraft shown here at Oshkosh. It is a tribute to the entire Honda team that made it possible.”
More information about the HondaJet can be found at www.hondajet.com.