honda's private jet breaks two world records for speed
honda's private jet breaks two world records for speed honda's private jet breaks two world records for speed
nov 25, 2016

honda's private jet breaks two world records for speed


honda aircraft company has announced that the ‘hondajet’, the fastest aircraft in its class, has officially secured its first speed records over two recognized courses: from teterboro, new jersey to fort lauderdale, florida; and boston, massachusetts to palm beach, florida. the united states national aeronautic association presented the records to honda aircraft company during the NBAA’s business aviation convention and exhibition in orlando, florida.

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two air speed records



hondajet’s‘ distinctive design incorporates advanced technologies and concepts. honda has patented the over-the-wing engine mount configuration; natural laminar flow wing; and fuselage nose, and composite fuselage were developed from long-term research activities. the OTWEM design also reduces cabin sound, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin in its class, the largest baggage capacity, and a fully serviceable private aft lavatory. it is fastest jet in its class with a maximum cruise speed of 422 knots (486 mph); it soars highest in its class with a maximum altitude of 43,000 feet; and it is the most fuel-efficient light jet in its class by up to 17 percent. it has an NBAA IFR range of 1,223 nautical miles (1,408 miles).

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max cruise speed of 422 knots (486 mph)



in setting the record between new jersey and florida, the ‘hondajet’ departed teterboro airport at 2:15 p.m. est on april 9, 2016 and landed at fort lauderdale executive airport at 5:06 p.m. despite average headwinds of 60 knots (nearly 70 mph), the flight took two hours and 51 minutes at a cruising altitude of 43,000 feet with the jet surpassing the existing record. the personal aircraft achieved a maximum ground speed of 414 knots (478 mph) for this flight. 

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max altitude: 43,000 feet    



for the boston to palm beach record, the ‘hondajet’ departed new bedford regional airport at 7:18 a.m. edt on july 19, 2016 and landed at palm beach international airport at 10:16 a.m. factoring average headwinds of 30 knots (35 mph), the flight took just two hours and 58 minutes while achieving a maximum ground speed of 422 knots (486 mph). the ‘hondajet’ is the first aircraft in its class to officially achieve the boston to palm beach record. 

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sophisticated glass flight deck



the records are approved by the US national aeronautic association and pending approval as world records by the fédération aéronautique internationale in switzerland. peter kriegler and glenn gonzales piloted the ‘hondajet’ on both flights.

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honda-customized garmin G3000



‘we chose several of the busiest business aviation airports with extremely popular routes to demonstrate that the hondajet will get customers where they need to be faster than any other light jet,’ says honda aircraft president and CEO, michimasa fujino. ‘these missions prove just how dramatically hondajet design innovations like the over-the-wing engine mount increase performance and fuel efficiency over other light jets.’

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