Honda Aircraft Company receives Transport Canada type certification for HondaJet
Honda Aircraft Company has secured a type certification from Transport Canada for its HondaJet airplane.
The certification has enabled the manufacturer to deliver the aircraft to its Canadian registration customers.
Honda Aircraft Company has already partnered with Skyservice to offer sales, service and support to its customers in Canada, where it currently operates facilities in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Ottawa.
Honda Aircraft Company president and CEO Michimasa Fujino said: “With multiple orders in the pipeline, achieving this important milestone will now allow us to begin HondaJet deliveries to our Canadian registration customers.”
Before receiving the Transport Canada approval, HondaJet has secured type certification approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
Capable of flying of up to 422k, HondaJet is the fastest jet in its class and has so far ascended to a maximum altitude of 43,000ft.
The fuel-efficient jet features various advanced technologies such as over-the-wing engine mount (OTWEM) configuration, which is designed to improve performance and fuel-efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag.
The OTWEM design also helps reduce cabin sound and ground-detected noise, as well as offers more cabin space, a fully serviceable private aft lavatory and other facilities.
Last month, Honda Aircraft Company announced that it has started the sale of HondaJet to customers in South-East Asia.
Image: Honda Aircraft Company receives Canadian Type Certification for HondaJet. Photo: courtesy of Honda Aircraft Company.