Marshall takes delivery of first European HondaJet


Michimasa Fujino and Howard Povey

Marshall Aircraft Sales has taken delivery of the first European certificated HondaJet.

The aircraft was one of two aircraft displayed at the recent EBACE exhibition in Geneva Switzerland.

Howard Povey, head of Aircraft Sales, Northern Europe for Marshall said: “As the Northern European dealership, we are very pleased to now have our own HondaJet demonstrator at our Birmingham base. We are excited about our customers experiencing this innovative technology, as it not only breaks the conventional mold set by the aerospace industry, but provides category-enhancing advancements such as a more spacious cabin, highest speed and superior fuel efficiency.”

The aircraft delivery flew first to Bangor, Maine then to Goose Bay, Canada; to Iqaluit, Frobisher Bay, North Canada; East Sondrestrom, Greenland and then on to Keflavik in Iceland.  From Keflavik it flew to Wick in northern Scotland, before its final leg to Marshall’s Birmingham Airport UK facility, where it was greeted with a celebratory water cannon salute.

A spokesperson from Marshall’s management and charter business FlairJet added: “The HondaJet handled extremely well, super solid and easy to fly.  Climb performance was excellent.  This is a premium, state of the art aircraft in the light jet class and its distinctive appearance stands it out from the crowd.”

HondaJet arrives at Marshall's Birmingham FBO

HondaJet arrives at Marshall’s Birmingham FBO