Hondajet gets Brazilian go-ahead


During this week’s LABACE convention, Honda Aircraft Company announced that the HA-420 HondaJet received its type certificate from Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) in the beginning of August.

LABACE17 is being held at at Congonhas International (CGH) in Saõ Paulo, Brazil, where a Hondajet is also being showcased on the static display of aircraft.

Brazilian type certification for the HondaJet follows after the US, Europe, Mexico and Canada had granted their approval as well. “We are eager to respond to customer interest in one of the largest business jet markets in the world,” commented Honda Aircraft Company President & CEO Michimasa Fujino. “The aircraft is particularly ideal for intra-Brazil travel, connecting all the major cities,” added Eduardo Vaz, CEO of Lider Aviação, Hondajet’s regional sales representative.

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According to recently released data from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the Hondajet was also the most delivered jet in its category for 1H-2017. Twentyfour units were delivered so far, while at the same time production rate is steadily being increasing to meet customer demand. At present, approximately four Hondajets are being produced per month at the company’s Greensboro, North Carolina headquarters.