Hondajet gains FAA certificate
The Honda Aircraft Company has finally received its certification from the US FAA. The announcement was made at the Honda Aircraft headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The FAA presented the type certificate to Honda Aircraft Company president and CEO Michimasa Fujino in front of more than 2,000 people, including FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, government representatives, community leaders, HondaJet dealers, suppliers, and Honda Aircraft associates.
“Achieving FAA type certification for the HondaJet is a monumental milestone for Honda.”
Fujino said: “Achieving FAA type certification for the HondaJet is a monumental milestone for Honda. We established Honda Aircraft as a new aerospace company and introduced our first product — an advanced light jet with technologies developed from serious research activities. We designed, tested, and have now certified this clean-sheet design aircraft – an unprecedented challenge for Honda.”
“This day was achieved through the collaborative efforts of the FAA and Honda Aircraft Company.”
Melvin Taylor, manager of FAA’s Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office: “This day was achieved through the collaborative efforts of the FAA and Honda Aircraft Company. Collaboration is not easy, it often is a difficult subject. But when it is done successfully like this program, the rewards are gratifying to us all.”
With HondaJet FAA type certification achieved, Honda Aircraft is now ramping up production in Greensboro with 25 aircraft on the final assembly line.
“This is an exciting day for North Carolina and our state’s aerospace industry.”
“This is an exciting day for North Carolina and our state’s aerospace industry,” said North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. “As far back as the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk, our role in aviation has always been significant. Now, when we look up in the sky, we will see jets made right here in North Carolina. Congratulations to Honda Aircraft Company on this enormous achievement.”