First production HondaJet makes first visit to Banyan Air Service


The first production HondaJet on apron at Banyan Air Service

Banyan Air Service, dealer in the HondaJet sales and service network, welcomed the HondaJet to its facility at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport for demonstration flights.

The HondaJet arrived on 24 October following NBAA 2014 in Orlando and stayed throughout the weekend providing demonstration flights for customers.

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Don Campion, president of Banyan Air Service, said: “Seeing the HondaJet land at FXE was a very exciting time for both the Banyan team and our customers. Hearing the comments about this very sleek, efficient light jet and participating in a flight during this demonstration tour is definitely a highlight of my career.”

The visit of the first production HondaJet to HondaJet Southeast is part of a North American demonstration tour that started in September and has included stops at locations in several cities in the US, Canada and Mexico.

The HondaJet is in the final phase of certification testing with the FAA.

HondaJet Southeast will provide sales and service for an eight-state territory that includes Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee and South Carolina.

Michael O’Keeffe, senior vice president of aircraft sales and recently appointed Bob Van Riper, HondaJet Southeast sales manager are responsible for all sales.

Lynn Juengel, vice president of technical services, is responsible for service, including necessary tooling, parts inventory, and airframe and avionics training for Banyan technicians.

Banyan Air Service is a 24-hour, full-service fixed base operation at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, with hangar and office space within a large aviation complex.

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