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HondaJet takes to the skies with successful first flight

hondajetJuly 2, 2014 – GREENSBORO, N.C. – HondaJet reached a milestone as the first production achieved first successful test flight, Honda Aircraft Company announced Monday.


July 2, 2014
By FOX 8

July 2, 2014 – GREENSBORO, N.C. – HondaJet reached a milestone as the first production achieved first successful test flight, Honda Aircraft Company announced Monday.

The event took place at the company’s world headquarters in Greensboro, marking another step toward aircraft certification and entry into service in 2015.

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“With this first flight, the HondaJet program has entered the next exciting phase as we prepare for delivery,” said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “Today’s celebration is the culmination of extensive engineering and production efforts, and this is an important achievement in bringing the world’s most advanced light jet to market.”

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The first production aircraft lifted off from the Piedmont Triad International Airport (KGSO) at 10:18 a.m. During the 84-minute flight, the aircraft climbed to 15,500 feet and reached a top speed of 348 Knots True Airspeed (KTAS). Following a smooth landing, the aircraft and its crew were greeted by more than 1,000 Honda Aircraft team members to commemorate the milestone. | READ MORE