Banyan Air Service recently completed its first HondaJet Advanced Performance Modification Group (APMG) package, which was developed by Honda Aircraft to offer improved performance and avionics capabilities to owners of the HA-420 HondaJet.
The APMG package modifies a HondaJet into a better performing HondaJet. The APMG package provides the aircraft with a take-off field length reduction of 443 feet to 3,491 feet, forward baggage capacity increased to 200 pounds, an increased maximum take-off weight of 10,700 lbs. resulting in more mission flexibility.
The APMG modifications include the extension of the horizontal stabilizer, removal of vortex generators on the tail and winglets, elimination of the mid-aileron fence, plus it includes many Garmin G3000 avionics software upgrades that enhance situational awareness and safety. Some of these upgrades are increased connectivity with Flight Stream 510 compatibility, electronic checklist and advanced integrated Take Off & Landing (TOLD) calculations.
In addition to APMG modifications, Banyan’s MRO team provides complete services for the HondaJet including; inspections, structural modifications, engine services, avionics installations of Wi-Fi and high speed data and Garmin G3000 service and repair. The avionics team has also completed numerous installations of the Gogo AVANCE L3 Wi-Fi system which provides in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity for the HondaJet.