Tuesday, May 21, 2013

No. 718: Honda’s successful final test of its small jet (May 22, 2013)

Honda succeeded in the flight test of its small business jet yesterday. The test model flew with the final specifications and final interior design, and data on such items as maneuverability were collected. The company wishes to get a certification from the U.S. in 2014. It already finished tests in the cold area and high-temperature environment. Yesterday’s test was to confirm the maneuverability at low speed and at high speed and the electronic system. The test was conducted in the U.S. and the jet traveled at 556 km/h at an altitude of 3,660 m above the sea for 60 minutes without any trouble.

Honda’s jet has about 18% bigger space inside the body than the competing models because it has a jet engine on the main wing. In addition, it can travel at about 10% higher speed with about 20% less fuel cost than competing models It has seven seating capacity. The selling price is about 4,500,000 dollars. Now it is the time to consider Honda not as an auto company but an engine company. Honda’s engine technology develops fast and steadily.   

Honda's small business jet succeeded in the final test flight

Honda's business jet

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