SAO PAULO, BRAZIL — August 11, 2015 — The HondaJet, the world's most advanced light jet, made its first public appearance today in South America as part of LABACE 2015, Latin America's largest business aviation show, which runs from Aug. 11 to 13 at the Conghonas Airport in São Paulo. The HondaJet was met with an enthusiastic welcome from business and private jet users with Honda Aircraft Company receiving multiple orders for the HondaJet after the first day.
“We are extremely pleased with the early response to the HondaJet by customers in South America," said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “In addition to receiving multiple orders, many more individuals at LABACE have expressed interest in the HondaJet, saying they are impressed with its class-leading performance, comfort, fuel efficiency and overall fit and finish."
Honda Aircraft Company recently expanded sales of the world's most advanced light jet to South America and appointed Líder Aviação as the exclusive dealer to provide sales, service and support for the HondaJet in Brazil. Based in Belo Horizonte, Líder operates more than 23 fixed base operations (FBOs) throughout Brazil.
A production HondaJet is on static display at LABACE. Following the show, Honda Aircraft Company and Líder will conduct a demonstration tour to showcase the aircraft's performance capabilities to Brazilian customers.
“There is strong market potential in Brazil, and Honda Aircraft Company is committed to creating a higher standard for the light jet market in South America," said Fujino.
For more information about the HondaJet, visit www.hondajet.com.
HondaJet debut at LABACE
Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino and Líder President and CEO Eduardo Vaz.
The HondaJet is the world's most advanced light jet, with best-in-class advantages in performance, comfort, quality and efficiency. The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. The OTWEM design also reduces cabin sound, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin in its class, the largest baggage capacity, and a fully serviceable private aft lavatory. The HondaJet is powered by two highly fuel-efficient GE Honda HF120 turbofan jet engines, and is equipped with the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000 next-generation, all-glass avionics system composed of three 14-inch landscape-format displays and dual touch-screen controllers. The HondaJet is Honda's first commercial aircraft and lives up to the company's reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and value.
About Honda Aircraft Company
Honda Aircraft Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Founded in 2006, Honda Aircraft has its heritage in more than 20 years of groundbreaking aeronautical research and development. At Honda Aircraft's world headquarters in North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation, the company's associates work in more than 600,000 square feet of state-of-the-art R&D, production, administration and customer service facilities to develop, produce, market and support the HondaJet with HondaJet dealers. The challenging spirit upon which Mr. Soichiro Honda founded Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is alive today as Honda Aircraft fulfills one of Honda's longstanding dreams to advance human mobility skyward.