|TORRANCE, Calif., U.S.A., September 27, 2006–
HondaJet, an innovative advanced light jet, will go on sale for the first time at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annual meeting and convention, October 17-19 in Orlando, Florida. HondaJet, featuring a revolutionary over-the-wing engine mount and other technical advances, will be exhibited at booth #5495 along with a full-scale interior mock up display. A news conference will be held at the HondaJet booth Tuesday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Members of the HondaJet development team and newly created sales team will be on hand throughout the convention, including Michimasa Fujino, president & CEO of Honda Aircraft Company, Inc., the leader of the development team.
Honda previously announced that the 6- to 7-passenger HondaJet will enter the very light jet market and begin accepting orders in fall 2006. Honda Aircraft Company, Inc. was established in August 2006, for the development, production and sales of HondaJet, and will pursue FAA type certification and production certification in the U.S. Honda Aircraft Company's goal is to complete certification of HondaJet in three to four years, followed by the start of production and delivery of the first plane in 2010.
HondaJet features several innovations that help it achieve far better fuel efficiency, larger cabin and luggage space and higher cruise speed than conventional aircraft in its class. Innovations include a patented over-the-wing engine-mount, a natural-laminar flow (NLF) wing and fuselage nose, and an advanced all-composite fuselage structure.
The 59th Annual NBAA meeting and convention will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, October 17, 18 and 19. To learn more about NBAA, visit www.nbaa.org. For more information on HondaJet visit honda.com.