Honda Aircraft Company announced today that the HondaJet will begin a world tour in late April with the advanced light jet making its first appearances in Japan and Europe. The HondaJet will travel more than 26,000 nautical miles during the tour and stop in 13 countries along its flight route.

“The HondaJet world tour is a tribute to Honda’s challenging spirit to bring something truly innovative to business aviation,” said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “We are excited to introduce the HondaJet to Japan and Europe for the first time. As part of this special tour, we will conduct demonstration flights to share what Honda has accomplished through the power of dreams.”

HondaJet public debut in Japan

The HondaJet world tour has officially begun from Japan with the HondaJet scheduled to make appearances at several airports, including Narita International Airport. Honda Aircraft Company has showcase the advanced light jet at public events from Friday, April 25 to Tuesday, May 5. These special events included static displays of the aircraft as well as flight demonstrations.

HondaJet European debut

The HondaJet traveled from Japan to Europe for the 15th annual European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, May 19 – May 21. For the first time, the HondaJet was on static display at the Geneva International Airport as part of Honda Aircraft Company’s presence at Europe’s largest business aviation event.

The first FAA-conforming HondaJet took to the sky on December 20, 2010, at Honda Aircraft Company's world headquarters facility in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The first FAA-conforming HondaJet took to the sky on December 20, 2010, at Honda Aircraft Company’s world headquarters facility in Greensboro, North Carolina.

“We are excited to bring the HondaJet to EBACE and showcase its performance capabilities in Europe,” said Fujino. “The HondaJet has broad appeal in this region with its speed, superior efficiency, and a range that connects most of the major cities in Europe and the United Kingdom.”

Honda Aircraft was also planning a special demonstration tour with HondaJet dealers in Europe following EBACE. Demonstration flights had been offered at major cities in six countries including Switzerland (Geneva); U.K. (Farnborough and Birmingham); Belgium (Antwerp); France (Paris); Germany (Munich, Hamburg and Moenchen); and Poland (Warsaw).*

The HondaJet is currently offered for sale in North America and Europe through the HondaJet dealer network. For more information about the HondaJet, visit www.HondaJet.com.

The HondaJet is the world’s most advanced light business jet aircraft, with best-in-class advantages in performance, comfort, quality and efficiency. The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. 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.

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