Jul 23, 2018

The HondaJet Elite Makes its United States Debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018

GREENSBORO, N.C. – July 23, 2018 – Honda Aircraft Company’s newest technologically advanced aircraft, the HondaJet Elite, will make its United States debut during the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The aircraft will be on display to the public July 23-29th, 2018.

The HondaJet Elite’s AirVenture debut comes 13 years following the experimental HondaJet’s appearance at the world’s largest annual aviation gathering in 2005. Following its inaugural appearance in 2005, the HondaJet has been recognized for several high-profile awards, became the most delivered aircraft in its category in 2017,  broke several speed records and has been certified and delivered in countries around the globe.

“As Honda Aircraft Company marks another milestone at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, I am reminded of how important this air show is to aviators and enthusiasts around the world,” stated Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “Thirteen years ago, we showcased the HondaJet, which ultimately helped us to commercialize the aircraft, and this year, I am excited to present our newest innovation as it makes its United States debut.”

"Since the experimental HondaJet's appearance at EAA AirVenture 13 years ago, we have enjoyed watching the program's success and are proud our event has played a part in Honda Aircraft's journey,” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA’s CEO and Chairman of the Board. “We are happy to welcome the company's latest aircraft, the HondaJet Elite, to AirVenture as it makes its debut in the United States."

In addition to showcasing the HondaJet Elite at EAA AirVenture, Honda Aircraft Company is the presenting sponsor of EAA’s Women Soar You Soar program, which strives to engage, inspire and educate young women to pursue their dreams in aviation. The program encourages girls to explore career options and find new inspiration during AirVenture, providing a unique and tremendous opportunity for young women to discover different entities within the world of flight. Learn more about the program here.

Regarding the sponsorship of EAA’s Women Soar You Soar program, Honda Aircraft’s Michimasa Fujino stated, “Honda Aircraft Company is proud to support Woman Soar You Soar as we recognize the importance of raising awareness of opportunities in aviation for young women. It is deeply important for women to be better represented in the aviation industry and Women Soar You Soar is helping to make that a reality.”

About the HondaJet Elite

The second aircraft from Honda Aircraft Company, the HondaJet Elite is the fastest, furthest and highest-flying plane in its class. The HondaJet Elite incorporates Honda Aircraft's many technological innovations, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration, Natural Laminar Flow (NLF) nose and wing and composite fuselage. These advancements contribute to the aircraft's superior performance, unparalleled efficiency and maximized fuselage space, making the aircraft's cabin the largest in its class, including a full service galley, a private lavatory with optional belted seat and an exclusive Bongiovi sound system. The HondaJet Elite sets the gold standard in safety and human-machine interface technology with an ergonomically designed cockpit and enhanced customized Garmin® G3000 avionics suite. Honda Aircraft continues to be committed to the improvement of lives through personal mobility while living in a sustainable society. The HondaJet Elite remains significantly more fuel efficient and emits less greenhouse gases than all other similarly sized twin-engine business jets. Certified for single pilot operation, the HondaJet Elite continues to live 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's world headquarters is located in North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation. 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