Natural Laminar Flow

"Laminar flow" describes a smooth and uninterrupted airflow on the surface of an aircraft. In contrast to "turbulent flow," a laminar airflow produces far less air resistance and aerodynamic drag.

The HondaJet's airfoil and fuselage nose were developed over years of careful research to determine the optimal shape for laminar flow. The result is a new "natural laminar flow" technology which reduces drag and improves aircraft speed and fuel efficiency.

Machined Skin

The more parts and fasteners used in wing construction, the more waviness of the surface, which makes for less efficient aerodynamics.

The HondaJet wings start as a single piece of aluminum to minimize the number of parts and surface waviness. We use this monolithic machined skin construction to create the most aerodynamic compliant shape possible. All of this makes for the best possible airflow on the wing, which reduces drag, improves fuel efficiency, reduces weight and creates a smoother ride.