The HondaJet Elite has received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) as deliveries in the country are set to begin later this year through HondaJet dealer Honsan General Aviation Co., Ltd.
“Since we expanded to China, we have received several orders and have prioritized sales throughout China,” said Honda Aircraft Company president and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “We will continue to contribute to the maturity of the business aviation market with the HondaJet. We are pleased our customers will soon be able to take delivery of their aircraft and are confident the HondaJet Elite will provide them with more efficient and comfortable travel.”
Said CEO of Honsan General Aviation Co., Ltd. Dr. Cheng Qian, “The HondaJet Elite is now certified in China and we are thrilled to begin deliveries of the aircraft to our Chinese customers. The market here has reached a turning point and I believe the HondaJet will revitalize the aviation business. The aircraft is truly a time machine and will help to develop popular jet services in the region by showcasing the benefits of very light jet travel.”
Chinese certifiaction adds to the HondaJet Elite’s approvals from across the globe, including the FAA in the United States, EASA in Europe, Mexico’s DGAC, Brazil’s ANAC, India’s DGAC, Japan’s JCAB and Transport Canada. More than 130 HondaJets are currently in service. The HondaJet Elite is an upgraded version of the original HondaJet. The Elite model entered service last year.