HondaJet 2600 Concept to be commercialised


Honda Aircraft Company plans to commercialise the HondaJet 2600 Concept that was introduced at NBAA-BACE 2021.

The company is targeting type certification in 2028 for the new light jet, which represents a new product line for the company. It will be offered alongside its existing very light jet model, the HondaJet Elite II.

Honda Aircraft Company shared that the new aircraft programme garnered a positive market reaction since its introduction. The intention is for the new light jet to provide a medium-sized jet experience. It is designed to be capable of non-stop transcontinental flight across the USA, with a quiet and spacious cabin suited for long-range travel and the ability to accommodate up to 11 occupants. The aircraft is also designed for single-pilot operation.

The company also said the new light jet will deliver up to 20% better fuel efficiency compared to typical light jets, and over 40% better fuel efficiency than medium-sized jets during a typical mission.

“The commercialisation of our new light jet represents Honda’s next chapter of skyward mobility, which further expands the potential of people’s lives,” said Hideto Yamasaki, president and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company. “By building on the expertise behind our technological innovations, we will accelerate the development of the programme with sustainability a key element throughout.”

Honda Aircraft Company has identified critical suppliers for the new light jet, entering into strategic supplier agreements with Aernnova for aerostructures and components; Garmin for avionics; Spirit AeroSystems for the fuselage; and Williams International for engines. Honda Aircraft Company is finalising engineering designs for the new light jet, with fabrication activities underway.

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