The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) announced that Honda Aircraft company will receive the 2018 Foundation Award for Excellence, the company said.
This award acknowledges the company´s exceptional accomplishments in the aerospace community, including the design, development and commercialization of the HondaJet and subsequently setting a new standard in business aviation.
Honda Aircraft will be presented with the award during the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala on May 2nd at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.
Leading Honda into aviation, the HondaJet is a game changer in the business aviation industry and the culmination of extensive research, development and testing. The clean-sheet aircraft was created to provide the customer the best value and experience by utilizing advanced technologies, including the aeronautic breakthrough over-the-wing engine mount (OTWEM), a newly developed natural laminar flow (NLF) wing and fuselage nose and a composite fuselage. A proven industry disruptor, the HondaJet was the most delivered aircraft in its category in 2017, has broken 13 speed records and has been certified and delivered in countries around the globe.
The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its category. 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´s world headquarters is located in North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation. The challenging spirit upon which 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.