GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda Aircraft Company announced today that the HondaJet Elite has received type certification from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). Obtaining type certification from JCAB demonstrates that the HondaJet Elite complies with all of the exacting standards set by the organization including those for strength, performance, safety, function and reliability.
In June 2018, Honda Aircraft Company began sales of the HondaJet Elite through HondaJet Japan, a local HondaJet dealer in the region. Since this expansion, Honda Aircraft has taken orders in Japan for more than 10 aircraft to date. Deliveries of the aircraft are scheduled to begin before the end of 2018.
Comments by Takahiro Hachigo, President & Representative Director of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.:
"I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the members of the Civil Aviation Bureau of the Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for their great understanding and cooperation with Honda. Creating mobility products that enable people to enjoy the freedom of mobility in the sky has been Honda's dream since its founding. Today, we are delighted that our HondaJet received type certification in Japan, the home country of Honda. This is one example of embodying our passion to serve people worldwide with the "joy of expanding their life's potential." Honda will continue taking on challenges to expand life's potential for our customers."
Comments by Michimasa Fujino, President & CEO of Honda Aircraft Company:
"We are proud to have obtained type certification in Japan, the home of Honda, and we are pleased our efforts in the development of advanced technologies are being recognized. The newly certified HondaJet Elite is our latest aircraft and I am confident it will provide efficient and comfortable mobility to our customers throughout Japan. Through our sales of the HondaJet Elite, we will strive to create a society where business jets are more easily accessible to everyone in Japan."