HondaJet Receives Production Certificate from FAA
Today the Honda Aircraft Company announced that it has received a Production Certificate from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), to manufacture its lightweight aircraft, the HondaJet. The news comes after the HondaJet earned type certification from the FAA last year, and from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in late May.
Melvin Johnson, FAA Small Aircraft Directorate Manager for the Central Region, presented the Production Certificate during a special celebration Friday, July 8, at the Honda Aircraft Company’s world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.
“This is a great achievement for our company as an aircraft manufacturer, and it is a very important milestone for ramping up production. Honda Aircraft has demonstrated our commitment to build aircraft of the highest quality and that meet stringent safety requirements,” said Honda Aircraft Company CEO Michimasa Fujino. “We also want to recognize the strong collaboration with the FAA during this rigorous approval process.”
Now that Honda Aircraft has earned its Production Certificate, the company is authorized to produce, flight test, and issue airworthiness certificates for the HondaJet for customer deliveries.
“Honda’s commitment of time, resources and people, and with the adherence to FAA regulations and guidance has provided Honda Aircraft Company the privilege to be awarded a Production Certificate for the HA-420 HondaJet,” said Greg Benson, Manager of the FAA’s Manufacturing Inspection District Office in Atlanta, Georgia. “Honda Aircraft Company’s continued commitment to quality and safety will solidify its place within the aviation industry. This is certainly a commemorative moment for both Honda Aircraft and the FAA.”
Honda Aircraft said that the company has steadily been increasing production since the HondaJet received FAA type certification in December of 2015.