HondaJet Receives Canadian Type Certification
Honda’s first foray into flight continues to be a soaring success, with the Honda Aircraft Company today announcing that the HondaJet received its type certificate from Transport Canada on June 1, 2017.
The approval means that the company can begin deliveries of its advanced light jet to Canadian registration customers, while HondaJet production continues to ramp up.
“We are proud to achieve Canadian certification for the HondaJet, which signifies it meets the high safety standards governed by Transport Canada,” said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “With multiple orders in the pipeline, achieving this important milestone will now allow us to begin HondaJet deliveries to our Canadian registration customers.”
Canadian type certification for the HondaJet comes after the plane has received approvals in the United States (from the Federal Aviation Administration), Europe (European Aviation Safety Agency), and Mexico (Directorate General of Civil Aviation). Honda Aircraft Company has partnered with Skyservice Business Aviation, which has facilities in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Ottawa, to provide sales, service, and support for customers in Canada.
“Honda has a strong reputation in Canada. The HondaJet, with its high performance and superior fuel efficiency, further builds on that positive brand image,” said Marshall Myles, Skyservice Chairman and CEO.“We are proud to represent the HondaJet in Canada.”
Capable of a maximum cruise speed of 422 knots (486 mph), the HondaJet is the fastest jet in its class. Its maximum altitude of 43,000 feet distinguishes it as the highest soaring jet in its class, as well, and it is also the most fuel-efficient light jet in its class.