In a move that was thought to be nearly impossible, Honda took its products to the skies when it launched its first ever Honda Jet into flight on June 27 in North Carolina.
The popular, award-winning Japanese auto maker took a giant leap of faith with the design and production of the Honda Jet. Honda executives are hoping the Honda Jet will be certified and then put into service to be used by any and all consumers within the next year. While that seems like a pretty lofty goal for the worldwide auto maker, don’t be fooled. Honda is up for just about anything.
Honda hopes for its new Honda Jet to be the most advanced airplane or aircraft in the world, which would mean Honda would not only own a majority of the vehicles on the ground, but could be one of the most popular vehicles in flight as well.
The Honda Jet took off from an airport in North Carolina for an 84-minute flight and reached a top speed of 644 km/hour.
The look of the Honda Jet is unlike anything seen before in the skies, which could stir up some controversy during its initial introduction phase in North American airways. Not to fret Edmonton residents, Honda is 100 percent behind this jet. The plane is designed with the engine over the airplane’s wing instead of under it, as it usually is on aircrafts. This, according to Honda execs, is because this placement will increase cabin space and reduce cabin noise, as well as increase fuel efficiency.
The Honda Jet seats up to five passengers and is priced at $4.5 million. This puts the Honda Jet in the small jet plane market for customers who purchase small jet planes for personal use such as family trips.
It is unknown what will be next for the Honda Jet, but if the vehicle manufacturer’s auto creation history is any indication, we’re sure it will be nothing short of glorious.