Honda Aircraft Company has introduced a new upgraded aircraft, the HondaJet Elite. The new jet features the Over-The-Wing Engine Mount configuration, composite fuselage, and Natural Laminar Flow (NLF) fuselage nose and wing. Moreover, Honda Aircraft has perfected several aerodynamic technologies, enabling the aircraft to fly farther and with less noise pollution.
The HondaJet Elite has obtained an extended range of an additional 17% (+396km) and is fitted with a newly developed noise attenuating inlet structure that lines each engine and greatly reduces high frequency noise to enhance cabin quietness. It is equipped with the innovative avionics system that includes additional performance management functions for optimum flight planning and automatic stability and protection functions to enhance safety of flight.
The HondaJet Elite is also environmentally responsible aircraft that protects the environment by offering the best fuel efficiency in its class while also featuring best-in-class speed, altitude and range. The aircraft is type certified by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The HondaJet Elite will be displayed for the first time to the public at EBACE from May 28th through May 31st.
HondaJet Elite features the enhanced ergonomically Honda-customized, highly automated Garmin G3000 avionics suite. The seat design and panel layout were developed from an ergonomic perspective by observing pilot and passenger movements from every possible aspect.
The jet’s ample cabin features a private lavatory, full-service galley, two-toned executive leather seats, and Wi-Fi. The aircraft maintains its capacity of up to seven occupants with the addition of a belted lavatory.
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