Honda Aircraft delivers first HondaJet Elite

KATE SARSFIELD | August 13, 2018

Honda Aircraft delivers first HondaJet Elite
Honda Aircraft has begun deliveries of the HA-420 HondaJet Elite, with an initial example of the upgraded entry-level business jet – carrying the registration N-112HM – handed over on 3 August to an unnamed US customer. The Elite was unveiled in May as the first major revamp to the HondaJet since the type entered service in late 2015. The $5.25 million aircraft has a host of new features, including an auxiliary fuel tank that increases range by 230nm (425km) to 1,440nm, and a quieter, revamped interior featuring a small galley and a lavatory with a belted seat.

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