NHK World – Reports
Honda Motor’s aircraft arm says it is developing a new light business jet for commercialization around 2028.
Honda Aircraft says the new jet will seat 11 people. The company is targeting US aviation type certification around 2028 for the new model.
The company says fuel efficiency will be about 20 percent better than similar jets of competitors. The plane has a range of about 4,800 kilometers. That is equivalent to a flight from New York to Los Angeles.
Honda Aircraft entered the commercial airplane space in 2015. Since then it has been marketing the “HondaJet,” a small business aircraft.
The business jet market has been expanding in the US, in tandem with the post-pandemic economic recovery.
The company hopes to attract new customers with its bigger and more fuel-efficient light jet.