We wrote so many times about HondaJet, about first production, its first flight…Now, the last information is about the delivery of this light business jet is planned for second quarter of 2015. Japanese brand revealed the first production HondaJet, and also added that it will soon conduct initial ground tests before taking its first flight this summer. Four aircraft have been mated to their wings and empennages, and production is on schedule to have 10 aircraft on the final assembly line in June.
The first production aircraft is in final assembly with the first set of production GE Honda HF120 engines recently delivered to Honda Aircraft. The engines have been installed, and Honda Aircraft will soon begin conducting ground tests on the airplane. Its first flight is anticipated this summer. The aircraft debuts a new exterior paint scheme in a deep pearl green with a gold stripe. With its debut, all five exterior color options are represented in the HondaJet fleet. The deep green finish will be offered in addition to the vibrant silver, red, yellow and blue exterior colors currently available to appeal to a variety of customer preferences.
“The HondaJet production line is maturing with efficient and robust processes in place to build high quality aircraft,” Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “From handheld tablets that deliver worker instructions to an automatic guided cart to pick up and deliver parts, we continue to integrate the latest technology into our production process to create an efficient workflow.”
When released for public sale in 2015, the HA-420 HondaJet will change the world of private aviation.