Honda Aircraft Company has announced that the HondaJet, the world´s most advanced light jet, received its type certificate from Transport Canada on June 1, 2017, the company said.
The approval paves the way for the company to begin deliveries to Canadian registration customers as HondaJet production continues ramping up.
Canadian type certification for the HondaJet follows approvals in the United States (Federal Aviation Administration), Europe (European Aviation Safety Agency), and Mexico (Directorate General of Civil Aviation). To provide sales, service and support for customers in Canada, Honda Aircraft company has partnered with Skyservice Business Aviation. The company has facilities in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Ottawa.
With a maximum cruise speed of 422 knots (486 mph) the HondaJet is the fastest jet in its class; it soars highest in its class with a maximum altitude of 43,000 feet; and it is the most fuel-efficient light jet in its class.
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.