Flying Magazine has bestowed “Flying Innovation Award” on HondaJet in recognition of its breakthrough design and advanced technologies, the company said.
The announcement was made during Flying´s event on the opening evening of 2017 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
Flying´s Innovation Award was created to recognize the most significant innovation in general aviation from the previous year. The HondaJet was chosen from among six nominees. HondaJet also received a 2016 Flying Editors´ Choice Award.
The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag.
Honda Aircraft is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Founded in 2006, Honda Aircraft is responsible for the design, manufacturing, sales, service and support of the HondaJet. The company´s world headquarters is located in Greensboro, North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation. The challenging spirit upon which Mr. Soichiro Honda founded Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is alive today as Honda Aircraft fulfills one of Honda´s longstanding dreams to advance human mobility skyward.
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