Aviation and subsidiary company of Honda Motor Company, Honda Aircraft Company, has been passing all its preconditioned requirements on time along with its latest success that is the type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration. Their new model, HondaJet HA-420, was going through its process of certification and the business knew it would be the new big thing to fly in the sky.
“It is the high performance sports car in the sky, claimed AirInsight Partner Ernest Arvai, after the aircraft was granted Part 23 certification by the Federal Aviation Administration last week. In addition to having a taller and roomier cabin than its competitors, Arvai said the HondaJet offers higher performance for its higher price: a speed of 420 knots, a higher operating altitude – up to 43,000 feet – and is 17% more fuel efficient than its competition,” according to Forbes.
Japanese engineer and businessman, the founding president and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company, Michimasa Fujino, claims the new model would consider to be the Acura of its class, which in turn could change the wholesale market of aviation, foreshadowing the automobile industry in the 1970s. This $4.5 million jet is designed to attract its buyers with its unique aerodynamics and innovative resources which contributes to its competence. The major change is the placement of its GE Honda Aero Engines that is placed above its wings.
CEO Fujino challenged conventional perception that said placing its engines above the wings would harmfully impact wing aerodynamics. After running multiple tests in a Boeing (NYSE: BA) wind tunnel, Fujino demonstrated that conventional perception wrong by presentation that placing the GE engines above the wings is more proficient than a clean wing. It also makes it easier to stretch the fuselage, he added.
“With the engines above the wings HondaJet leverages natural laminar flow technology to optimize the aerodynamic performance of the wing and fuselage adding to its efficiency,” said Arvai. “The HondaJet has a unique design compared to competitors whose engines are attached to the fuselage.”