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The HondaJet Elite receives Canadian type Certification

Dal Kikin
April 12, 2019

Honda Aircraft Company announced yesterday that the HondaJet Elite has received type certification from Canada's Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), demonstrating that the aircraft meets the safety standards set by the organization. HondaJet Elite deliveries in the region will begin immediately.

Thus far the HondaJet Elite has received nods from the U.S. FAA, EASA, Mexico DGAC, Brazil ANAC, India DGAC, and Japan JCAB. Honda Aircraft’s sales and service footprint span territories in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. Skyservice Business Aviation is the HondaJet dealer in Canada.

“Following the positive reaction to the HondaJet in Canada, we are pleased the HondaJet Elite has now also received type certification in the region,” said Honda Aircraft president and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “As the popularity of the HondaJet Elite increases around the globe, we are proud of the strong relationships we have with aviation bureaus worldwide, including Transport Canada.”

The HondaJet Elite is a revised version of the HondaJet, introduced by the manufacturer Honda Aircraft last year in the run-up to the EBACE business aviation fair in Geneva in 2018. The HondaJet Elite was looking to the designation given to the company's luxury spec automobiles. An outstanding feature of the new version is its range. It increased by 214 nautical miles (+17 %) to 1,437 nautical miles (2,661 kilometers) compared to the classic HondaJet. The company has also been working on the aircraft's noise emissions: The engine inlets of the two HF120 turbofans have been micro-perforated, which reduces the noise of the drives. It also emits less noise pollution with the combination of the Over-The-Wing Engine Mount configuration. This allowed the designers to do away with part of the interior insulation, which in turn made the aircraft lighter.

In the cabin, Honda Aircraft has installed a Bongiovi audio system with the wall panels as speakers. 24 transducers cause the panels to vibrate and provide excellent sound quality. The system automatically adapts to the level of cabin noise and can access different sound sources, such as a connected iPad. HondaJet Elite’s roomy cabin features a private lavatory, full-service galley, two-toned executive leather seats, and Wi-Fi.

The HondaJet Elite starts at $5.25 million, $350,000 more than the original HondaJet.

The HondaJet is the most delivered aircraft in its class for two consecutive years. Its fleet is currently comprised of 118 aircraft around the globe and has demonstrated dispatch reliability of 99.7%.

@Photos by Honda Aircraft Company