The US based company Honda Aircraft, a subsidiary of Japan’s Honda Motor Company recently displayed its HondaJet at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai. Honda Aircraft, based in Greensboro, North Carolina has delivered 37 of their light business jet and plans to deliver 60 more in the next year.
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“This is a historical moment for the HondaJet development and the program,” said Honda Aircraft president and CEO Michimasa Fujino.
“For domestic flights in China, most cities are within the [2,266-km/1,223-nm] range of the HondaJet,” he explained. Another advantage that the aircraft has in a country with limited airport infrastructure is its ability to land on less than 3,050 feet of runway and take off with just 4,000 feet.
“And business people in China are now more focused on efficiency,” rather than aircraft size. He maintained that the younger generation of wealthy Chinese is “very particular about their lifestyle and the quality of the products they buy.” In his view, these factors play to the strengths of the Honda brand. – AINonline
This was the first appearance of the HondaJet in China.
ABACE promotes itself as the ‘Premier Business Aviation Event in Asia’ with business aviation leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world attending.
Featured image of the HondaJet by Honda Aircraft