HondaJet gains FAA production certificate
Honda Aircraft Company has earned a production certificate from the FAA for the HA-420 HondaJet at its world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The production certificate grants Honda Aircraft the authorisation to produce, flight test and issue airworthiness certificates for the HondaJet for customer deliveries.
“This is a great achievement for our company as an aircraft manufacturer, and it is a very important milestone for ramping up production.”
Michimasa Fujino, president and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company said: “This is a great achievement for our company as an aircraft manufacturer, and it is a very important milestone for ramping up production. Honda Aircraft has demonstrated our commitment to build aircraft of the highest quality and that meet stringent safety requirements. We also want to recognise the strong collaboration with the FAA during this rigorous approval process.”
“Honda’s commitment of time, resources and people, and with the adherence to FAA regulations and guidance has provided Honda Aircraft Company the privilege to be awarded a Production Certificate for the HA-420 HondaJet,” said Greg Benson, manager of the FAA’s Manufacturing Inspection District Office in Atlanta. “Honda Aircraft Company’s continued commitment to quality and safety will solidify its place within the aviation industry. This is certainly a commemorative moment for both Honda Aircraft and the FAA.”
Honda Aircraft has been steadily ramping up production since receiving the FAA type certificate for the HondaJet last year.