Honda Aircraft Company´s HondaJet has received type certification from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Mexico, the DirecciÃ³n General de AeronÃ¡utica Civil (DGAC), the company said.
The world´s most advanced light jet also will make its debut at the 2016 Aero Expo, Mexico´s most prominent business aviation event. The trade show is being held at the Toluca International Airport from March 16 to 18 where a production HondaJet will be on static display.
To provide sales, service and support for customers in Mexico, Honda Aircraft has partnered with Aerolineas Ejecutivas — the largest executive aviation company in Mexico. Aerolineas Ejecutivas has been a pioneer in business aviation services since it introduced the first jet for executive charter service. The company´s expansive footprint includes operations in major cities including Toluca and Monterrey.
The HondaJet incorporates advanced technological innovations that were developed from long-term research activities. The patented Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration, natural laminar flow wing and nose, and composite fuselage deliver a superior combination of speed, comfort and fuel efficiency over other jets in its class.
The HondaJet received US Federal Aviation Administration type certification on Dec. 8, 2015, and the company began deliveries on Dec. 23, 2015. The HondaJet is manufactured at Honda Aircraft company´s world headquarters in Greensboro, N.C.
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 Aircraftis 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.