The First Unit of the HondaJet Elite is Submitted to Its First Customer
AVTEN - Honda Aircraft Company announced on Thursday (12/20/2018) ago that they has submitted the first private jet aircraft of HondaJet Elite to its first customer in Japan.
The first customer delivery follows the HondaJet Elite's receipt of type certification from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) on December 7, 2018.
To commemorate the type certification and the first delivery of a HondaJet Elite in Japan, the company held a ceremony at Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport), which was attended by JCAB Director-General Kuniharu Ebina; Michimasa Fujino, President and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company and Gentaro Toya, Chief Executive of HondaJet Japan1.
After Kuniharu presented the HondaJet Elite's Japan type certification to Michimasa, the HondaJet Elite was submitted to Kotaro Chiba, founder of Japan's Drone Fund and the first HondaJet customer in Japan.
In June 2018, Honda Aircraft Company began sales of the HondaJet Elite in Japan through HondaJet Japan. Since expanding to the region, the company has taken orders for more than 10 aircraft.
Michimasa said that it had been company's dream to see the HondaJet flying above the Japan sky. He claimed to be very proud to mark this major milestone for Honda's aviation business.
"I have taken multiple flights in this aircraft and have confirmed its quietness, powerfulness, smoothness, safety, and stability. Above all, the beauty of this aircraft is outstanding," Kotaro said.
Meanwhile, Gentaro hopes company in the future can be providing the highest quality product and service to company's customers throughout Japan.
"We will continue to cultivate businesses that support the aviation industry to ensure an environment where the HondaJet Elite's convenience will be fully experienced by our customers. We look forward to people throughout Japan experiencing the technologically advanced aircraft," he said.
Honda claims that its jet plane product is the fastest with the farthest distance. HondaJet Elite is also referred to as the airplane capable of airing the highest in its class.
Some time ago, that plane used to be landed at Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia, during the process of testing durability with surrounds several countries.