Honda achieves first flight of FAA-conforming HondaJet with HF120 engine

In progress towards certification by the FAA, Honda Aircraft Company successfully completed the first flight of its FAA-conforming HondaJet, lifting off from the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina, located next to the company's world headquarters. The HondaJet remained aloft for about 50 minutes, during which time the aircraft's flight characteristics and performance were analyzed and system checks were conducted.

 

press release: http://world.honda.com/news/2010/c101221FAA-Conforming-HondaJet/