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NBAA: HondaJet performance package unveiled
HondaJet Elite. © Honda Aircraft Company

NBAA: HondaJet performance package unveiled

Honda Aircraft Company has announced an upgrade package for the HondaJet HA-420, along with Indian certification for the HondaJet and HondaJet Elite.

Honda Aircraft Company has announced the addition of a performance package for the HondaJet HA-420. The company’s new Advanced Performance Modification Group (APMG) engineered the upgrade, enabling existing HondaJet owners to enhance their current aircraft with several new performance and software features. The announcement was made today at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. 

The APMG Performance Package offers current HondaJet owners the opportunity to implement Honda Aircraft Company’s latest performance upgrades on their aircraft. These include shorter takeoff field length, increased maximum takeoff weight and more mission capabilities.

The package also features a number of Garmin G3000 avionics software updates, including advanced integrated Take Off & Landing (TOLD) calculations, increased connectivity with Flight Stream 510 compatibility and an enhanced electronic checklist. 

Honda Aircraft Company also announced that the HondaJet and HondaJet Elite have received type certification from India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The upgraded HondaJet Elite – launched in May – is claimed to fly faster, farther and higher than any other aircraft in its class. It offers 17% more range (+396km) and is equipped with a noise-attenuating inlet structure that lines each engine and reduces high frequency noise to enhance cabin quietness.

The Elite's avionics system incorporates additional performance management functions for optimum flight planning and automatic stability and protection functions to enhance safety of flight. 

The first Elites were delivered in August.

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