HondaJet Exceeds Speed Goal

By Graham Warwick graham_warwick@aviationweek.com .

Certification flight testing of Honda Aircraft’s HondaJet has confirmed the light business jet exceeds the maximum speed promised to customers, says the U.S.-based aircraft manufacturer.

The first FAA-conforming prototype has achieved 425 kt. true airspeed at 30,000 ft. and a maximum Mach number of 0.72 above that altitude. The performance commitment ...

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