Honda Gives You WingsTue, 20 May 2014
YOU might be more familiar with its cars and motorcycles, but did you know that Honda also made planes? If boat engines and quad bikes weren’t enough to keep the Japanese firm occupied, it recently embarked on a project to manufacture high-end business jets.
With a base in America and more than a decade of research under its belt plus a small fleet of development aircraft, the company has announced that its first customer specification model is almost ready to fly.
The HondaJet, as it’s been named, boasts some impressive technology such as over the wing mounted engines, an advanced cockpit design and a particular focus on boosting cabin refinement through noise reduction.
Honda hopes to have the plane ready by the summer and, as an indication of its popularity, nine more aircraft are already in production.
There’s no official word on price but it’s fair to say that if you have to ask then you probably can’t afford one.
By Press Association reporters