Honda Aircraft Company has announced Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has granted type certification of the HondaJet Elite, the company said.
Obtaining type certification from JCAB demonstrates that the HondaJet Elite complies with all of the exacting standards set by the organization including those for strength, performance, safety, function and reliability.
In June 2018, Honda Aircraft Company began sales of the HondaJet Elite through HondaJet Japan, a local HondaJet dealer in the region. Since this expansion, Honda Aircraft has taken orders in Japan for more than 10 aircraft to date. Deliveries of the aircraft are scheduled to begin before the end of 2018.
HondaJet Elite incorporates Honda Aircraft´s technological innovations, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration, Natural Laminar Flow (NLF) nose and wing and composite fuselage. These advancements contribute to the aircraft´s superior performance, unparalleled efficiency and maximized fuselage space, making the aircraft´s cabin the largest in its class.
Honda Aircraft Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.