Robert Lominick
Nice plane, Honda makes good stuff. I do think the cruise speed should be a little higher.
Michael Mantion
Awesome.. To bad I will never be in one.. lol
Mark Townend
Is there an option to order an Asimo flight crew with this?
Nantha Nithiahnanthan
Will this Honda do to the aircraft world what the Honda 50 did to the motorcycle world?
I look forward with anticipation to see the spillover effects of aero technology into their cars, just like we used to have in SAAB. IMHO, Honda aeroplanes should lead to Honda becoming a major force in High performance and luxury cars.
Dawar Saify
What's the advantage of placing the engines like that?
They have been at this for 20 yrs so about time it actually got into production. The speed is about as fast as practical without greatly increasing fuel use.
No cost data and why not a composite wing lowering it's weight, cost and better aero?
Dennis Roberts
It looks like a great little jet but "on its way to certification" isn't "enters production". I hope Honda sticks with it long enough to make it a profitable venture.
Vic Vicarious
Cute'n pretty stylish! Although the corporate paint job gives the nose a NEGATIVE frown from the side view that I really don't care for. So flying across the American continent one way or the other will need one re fuel at least ..mmmh. All that info and no PRICE indication. Will it be "affordable"?
@ Robert Lominick Compare Honda jet with specs of Boeing 737 long range cruising speed 429kt Range with 128 passengers and standard fuel 1815nm
@Dawar Saify The engines placed on pylons above the wings provides optimum location. If they were placed on the fuselage Learjet style the fuselage would have to be strengthened requiring bracing resulting in a smaller cargo compartment and considerably increasing weight of the aircraft. Having the engines over the top of the undercarriage allows for a lighter undercarriage which takes up less space in the wings thus allowing more room for fuel tanks. If engines were at rear and the plane was involved in a heavy landing the weight of the engines combined with the moment arm (distance between undercarriage & engine) would twist the undercarriage like a corkscrew.
@Vic Vicarious The most recent price figure I've seen for the Hondajet is $3.25 million but no doubt that is subject to buyer customisation.
I'm no aviation expert but have been reading about the aircraft and passing on what I've read.
Subaru made a nice little plane that I still enjoy flying in. This looks more upmarket. I predict it will be a commercial flop because it does not look like a learjet.