HondaJet enters European market with first aircraft delivery


Honda Aircraft Company has delivered its first HondaJet into Europe. The announcement was made during a ceremonial delivery at AERO 2016.

The first HondaJet to enter service in Europe will be operated by Rheinland Air Service the exclusive HondaJet dealer for Central Europe.

Michimasa Fujino, president of Honda Aircraft Company, said: “Delivering the first HondaJet in Europe is a significant milestone in our journey to bring new value to the light jet market.

“Our first customers who have made their commitment to fly the HondaJet are taking Honda skyward in a bold way. It has been rewarding to see the joy in their faces as they take delivery of their aircraft.”

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The HondaJet is manufactured at Honda Aircraft Company’s world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. The HA-420 HondaJet received FAA type certification in December 2015 and immediately began customer deliveries in North America

Johannes Graf von Schaesberg, chairman and chief executive of Rheinland Air Service, said: “For more than 40 years, Rheinland Air Service has been serving the European business aviation market with superior aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities, as well as aircraft sales, support and fuelling.

“We are honoured to be partners with Honda Aircraft Company and to serve as the exclusive HondaJet dealer for Central Europe. With the delivery of our HondaJet, we look forward to showcasing its class-leading performance and fuel efficiency to our customers.”