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First Flight of the  Honda HA-420 HondaJet- 3/12/2003


The Honda HA-420 HondaJet is the first aircraft developed by Honda Aircraft Company. The light business jet was designed in Japan and then developed and manufactured in Greensboro, North Carolina in the United States.

Range: 2,185 km
Top speed: 778 km/h
Cruise speed: 682 km/h
Weight: 3,267 kg
Unit cost: 3,650,000–3,650,000 USD (2006)
Number built: 57 (May 2017)
Engine type: GE Honda HF120
A proof-of-concept (but not production-ready) version of the HondaJet first flew on 3 December 2003 at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. Honda approved commercial development of the HondaJet in 2004. The HondaJet made its world debut on 28 July 2005, at the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh airshow. Honda announced on 25 July 2006 at that year’s Airventure that it would commercialize the HondaJet.
Source- Wikipedia


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