Since the company's founding, Honda has always envisioned the day it would enter the field of aviation. The company began its research on a light jet as early as 1986 and has been engaged since then in the research and development of a turbofan engine and fuselage as well. These efforts have led to the development of the HondaJet, a proprietary light business jet boasting high performance, high fuel efficiency, and comfort. The 2010 maiden flight of the U.S.-based HondaJet, the first production-conforming model, proved successful. Now, a series of test flights and ground tests for obtaining certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are underway and, in 2012, HondaJet plans to start deliveries to customers. In another future direction, for many years Honda has been applying itself to the development of humanoid robots through research on human walking behavior, the most fundamental form of mobility. Honda started with the E0, created to shed light on the principles of bipedal walking, and in 1996 proceeded to the P2, the first autonomous walking humanoid robot in the world. Since 2000, Honda has been developing ASIMO, which exhibits advanced intelligence and physical capabilities. In 2011, with a further advance in autonomy, Honda released an all-new ASIMO that can continue moving without control by an operator. In 2012, Honda unveiled the new UNI-CUB personal mobility device by applying balance control technology cultivated through the ASIMO program. Honda will continue to venture ahead and pave the way to new forms of mobility that create new value to customers.