Honda Aircraft Company has announced that the HondaJet received its type certificate from Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency on August 8, 2017, the company said.
The announcement was made at the annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) 2017, being held at the Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo from Aug. 15 to 17 where a HondaJet is on static display.
Honda Aircraft appointed LÃder AviaÃ§Ã£o as the exclusive dealer in 2015 to provide sales, service and support for customers in Brazil. Based in Belo Horizonte, LÃder operates more than 21 fixed base operations (FBOs) throughout Brazil.
In conjunction with LABACE, the HondaJet will tour around Central and Latin America, including the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Nicaragua, and Guatemala throughout the months of August and September.
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. The OTWEM design also reduces cabin sound, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin in its class, the largest baggage capacity, and a fully serviceable private aft lavatory. The HondaJet is equipped with the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized GarminÂ® G3000 The HondaJet is Honda´s first commercial aircraft and lives up to the company´s reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and value.
Honda Aircraft company 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 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.
LÃder AviaÃ§Ã£o is the largest business aviation company in Latin America. Founded 59 years ago, it has 1400 employees and a fleet of more than 70 aircraft. With 21 operational bases, in the main Brazilian airports, the company has five business units: aircraft charter and management; aircraft sales; maintenance; ground handling services and helicopter operations.