Acura Automobiles: Fifth FAA-Conforming HondaJet Achieves First Flight

Posted on 20. May, 2013 by in Acura Canada

Honda Aircraft Company now announced that a fifth Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) adapting HondaJet, versed with a prolongation interior relating a final patron aircraft, successfully finished a initial moody on May 16, 2013 during a company’s universe domicile in Greensboro, N.C. With this achievement, a HondaJet module approaches a final proviso of moody contrast as a association advances toward FAA aircraft acceptance of a world’s many modernized light jet.

“An aircraft’s initial moody is an critical and romantic milestone,” pronounced Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “This is generally loyal for a fifth FAA-conforming HondaJet. This aircraft is versed with a prolongation interior and options, and it will anchor a final leg of a moody exam program. From inside and out, this HondaJet matches a final pattern of a patron aircraft.”

The light jet carried off during 3:00 p.m. EDT from a Piedmont Triad International Airport (KGSO). During a 60-minute flight, a aircraft achieved really uniformly with an initial stand to 12,000 feet reaching a tip speed of 300 Knots True Air Speed (KTAS).

Howard Judd, pilot-in-command, and Stefan Johansson, co-pilot, finished several checks during a flight, including low and high speed doing characteristics, avionics and complement functionality including a case insurance system. Data collected during a moody was transmitted in genuine time to a company’s on-site moody exam telemetry operations for analysis.

This aircraft will be used for duty and trustworthiness (FR) testing. FR contrast will copy in-service moody operations of a aircraft. It has a prolongation interior with customary shower and options including a side-facing seat, and will be used for interior and cabin systems tests. Future contrast on a aircraft will also investigate a controller-pilot information couple communications (CPDLC).

The fifth adapting HondaJet facilities a signature HondaJet paint intrigue in a special book blue and pearl white finish with a lead bullion stripe, an artistic moniker to weigh a plane’s singular purpose to a program. The cabin’s tone palette is parchment, a dark beige bottom that is one of twin interior tone options accessible on a HondaJet.

Since 2010, Honda Aircraft has grown and constructed 6 FAA-conforming HondaJets. Four active moody exam aircraft include:

  • First adapting aircraft – aerodynamics, performance, and fortitude and control testing
  • Third adapting aircraft – automatic complement testing
  • Fourth adapting aircraft – avionics and electrical testing
  • Fifth adapting aircraft – duty and trustworthiness (FR) testing; and cabin complement and interior, and options testing

Two belligerent exam aircraft include:

  • Second adapting aircraft – constructional contrast and late from a belligerent exam module in 2012 after successfully completing all ultimate bucket testing, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) bird strike test, and chair connection test
  • Sixth adapting aircraft – constructional contrast and assimilated a module in Oct 2012; now being used for immobile contrast and repairs toleration testing

“Our moody exam swift maintains a really active report and continues to finish milestones for FAA acceptance moody testing,” pronounced Fujino.

The HondaJet is labelled during $4.5 million (€3.41 million), and a pattern incorporates modernized technologies and concepts. The HondaJet law Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration, natural-laminar upsurge wing and fuselage nose and combination fuselage were grown from long-term investigate activities. These innovations mix to make a HondaJet a fastest, many atmospheric and many fuel-efficient jet in a class.

About HondaJet
HondaJet is a world’s many modernized light business jet aircraft, with best-in-class advantages in performance, comfort, peculiarity and efficiency. The HondaJet is a fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and many fuel-efficient jet in a class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including a singular Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) pattern that dramatically improves opening and fuel potency by shortening aerodynamic drag. OTWEM pattern also reduces cabin sound, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for a roomiest cabin in class, a largest container capacity, and a entirely workable private abaft lavatory. The HondaJet is powered by twin rarely fuel-efficient GE Honda HF120 turbofan jet engines, and is versed with a many worldly potion moody rug accessible in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000 next-generation all-glass avionics complement stoical of 3 14-inch landscape-format displays and twin touch-screen controllers. The HondaJet is Honda’s initial blurb aircraft and lives adult to a company’s repute for higher performance, efficiency, peculiarity and value.

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Honda Aircraft Company
Honda Aircraft Company, LLC, a unconditionally owned auxiliary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., was founded in 2006 yet has a birthright in some-more than 20 years of groundbreaking aeronautical investigate and development. At Honda Aircraft’s universe domicile in North Carolina, a hearth of aviation, a company’s associates work in some-more than 500,000 block feet of state-of-the-art RD, production and administration headquarter buildings to develop, produce, marketplace and support a HondaJet with HondaJet dealers. The severe suggestion on that Mr. Soichiro Honda founded Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is alive now as Honda Aircraft fulfills one of Honda’s long-standing dreams to allege tellurian mobility skyward.

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