The First Production Version of the HondaJet Takes Flight

The first production version of the highly anticipated HondaJet flew for the first time in late June, bringing the aircraft one step closer to first deliveries in 2015. The company says that production is on schedule for the twin-engine light jet. Its engines are fuel-efficient GE Honda HF120 turbines, developed over 10 years by the two companies working in partnership. The engines are distinctively mounted above the wings, placement that HondaJet says dramatically improves the aircraft’s performance and fuel …

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