The HondaJet Elite II- the newest aircraft from Honda Aircraft Company is unveiled

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At the 2022 National Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), Honda Aircraft Company unveiled the “HondaJet Elite II,” a new improved aircraft with a number of significant performance and comfort improvements. The introduction of automation technology was also mentioned by the corporation.

The HondaJet Elite II once again pushes the boundaries of its category on all fronts of performance, comfort, and style. We are also excited to take our aircraft forward on the journey of automation by bringing new technologies to the market next year

said Hideto Yamasaki, President & CEO of Honda Aircraft Company

The HondaJet Elite II

The HondaJet Elite II is the class’s fastest, highest, and most maneuverable aircraft. Many of Honda Aircraft’s technological advancements are included in the HondaJet Elite II, such as the unusual Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) arrangement, Natural Laminar Flow (NLF) nose and wing, and composite fuselage. The GE Honda Aero Engines HF120 are used to power the aircraft as well. The result is an airplane with the largest cabin in its class with outstanding performance, unmatched efficiency, and maximal fuselage space.

The interior of the HondaJet Elite II has been completely remodeled, and two new interior design options, Onyx and Steel, with new surface materials and colors, have been added. With a comprehensive approach to comfort that includes a nose to tail acoustic treatment, the interior redesign created a contemporary luxury of flying that is peaceful for both passengers and pilots.

Outside, the Elite II debuts a striking new Black Edition paint scheme that further distinguishes the aircraft’s ramp appeal.

State-of-the-art avionics

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The Elite II introduces several new advanced features enabling more automation and augmentation, which enhances operational safety and reduces pilot workload for more efficient operations while bringing new technologies to HondaJet customers. The Elite II builds on the highly customized HondaJet avionics suite based on the Garmin® G3000:

  • Stabilized approach: helps the pilot maintain a steady aircraft state during
  • Autothrottle: decreases pilot effort by automating power management based on desired flying characteristics during all phases of flight, enabling the aircraft to operate with greater accuracy and efficiency (available 2023)
  • Emergency Autoland: In an emergency, Garmin Autoland activates to control and safely land the aircraft without human assistance (available 2023)

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Performance

Range1,547 nautical miles
New Ground Spoileroptimize takeoff and landing field performance with increased weight
Maximum Cruise Speed422 KTAS (782 km/h)
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Honda Aircraft Company has announced its journey toward automation and expects to roll out Autothrottle and Emergency Autoland by the end of 2023. This direction encapsulates the ongoing work to enhance operational safety and decrease pilot workload while connecting with worldwide Honda’s commitment to safety technology advancements in the HondaJet through automation, augmentation, and situational awareness technologies.

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Although the US is Honda Aircraft’s largest market, its sales and service network is international. The US (FAA), Europe (EASA), Mexico (AFAC), Brazil (ANAC), Argentina (ANAC), Panama (AAC), India (DGCA), Japan (JCAB), Canada (TCCA), China (CAAC), Turkey (DGCA), Pakistan (PCAA), Russia (FATA), and Thailand (CAAT) are among the 14 countries in which HondaJet has achieved type certification.

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