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Honda Aircraft Company receives FAA production certificate

PUBLISHED: 12:04 15 July 2016 | UPDATED: 12:04 15 July 2016

'Honda Jet' LoadedAaron, Flickr CC 2.0

'Honda Jet' LoadedAaron, Flickr CC 2.0

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Honda Aircraft Company has announced that it has earned a Production Certificate from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). They are building the HA-420HondaJet, an advanced light jet, at its world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The Production Certificate grants Honda Aircraft the authorisation to produce, flight test and issue airworthiness certificates for the HondaJet for customer deliveries.

“This is a great achievement for our company as an aircraft manufacturer, and it is a very important milestone for ramping up production. Honda Aircraft has demonstrated our commitment to build aircraft of the highest quality and that meet stringent safety requirements,” said Michimasa Fujino, Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO. “We also want to recognise the strong collaboration with the FAA during this rigorous approval process.”

“Honda’s commitment of time, resources and people, and with the adherence to FAA regulations and guidance has provided Honda Aircraft Company the privilege to be awarded a Production Certificate for the HA-420 HondaJet,” said Greg Benson, Manager of the FAA’s Manufacturing Inspection District Office in Atlanta. “Honda Aircraft Company’s continued commitment to quality and safety will solidify its place within the aviation industry. This is certainly a commemorative moment for both Honda Aircraft and the FAA.”

Honda Aircraft has been steadily ramping up production since receiving FAA type certification for the HondaJet last year.

For more information about the HondaJet, visit www.HondaJet.com.

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