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Fifth FAA-Conforming HondaJet makes first flight

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    Fifth FAA-Conforming HondaJet makes first flight


    HondaJet has launched and sent its fifth flight-test HondaJet aircraft to the skies. The fifth conforming aircraft flew on May 16 from HondaJet’s headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. During the 60-min. flight, the aircraft climbed to 12,000 ft. and reached a top speed of 300 kt. true airspeed. The aircraft will be used for function and reliability testing.

    "An aircraft's first flight is an important and emotional milestone," said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. "This is especially true for our fifth FAA-conforming HondaJet. This aircraft is equipped with a production interior and options, and it will anchor the final leg of our flight test program. From inside and out, this HondaJet matches the final configuration of a customer aircraft."

    The aircraft will be used for Function and Reliability (F&R) testing. F&R will simulate in-service flight operations of the aircraft. It has a production interior with a standard lavatory and options including a side-facing seat, and will be used for interior and cabin systems tests. Future testing on the aircraft will also analyze the controller-pilot data link communnications (CPDLC).

    For more information:

    Honda Aircraft Company
    Greensboro, NC
    http://hondajet.honda.com

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