Honda Aircraft Company and HondaJet Southwest, operated by Cutter Aviation in Phoenix, celebrated the entry into service of the HondaJet today at Cutter’s headquarters at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Honda Aircraft Company’s president and CEO Michimasa Fujino, Honda Motor Company’s president and CEO Takahiro Hachigo and Honda North America’s president Takuji Yamada were all present for the special event.
Will Cutter, president and CEO of Cutter Aviation and HondaJet Southwest, said the company has already sold its first 19 positions for the light twinjet. While the company is focusing its HondaJet operations on sales at this time, Cutter said he plans to employ the airplane within Cutter Aviation’s charter division in the future.
The HondaJet Southwest dealership covers southern California, southern Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Hawaii, which is one of 11 territories established by Honda Aircraft Company worldwide.
Starting in early February, HondaJet Southwest’s airplane will travel to several locations within its territory to showcase the twinjet along with Daher TBM and Piper airplanes.
The HondaJet received FAA certification on December 8 and Honda Aircraft delivered the first airplane on December 23.