Honda‘s HondaJet has won many an accolade for the long-standing Japanese company since its introduction in 2004. The business jet, which is remarkably well-designed and built, and a positive bargain too, and has sold extremely well. Now Honda has set their ceiling a little higher with the HondaJet Elite.
The Elite is able to fly farther and quieter than its predecessor, and boasts a suite of advanced engineering upgrades that refresh the Hondajet for the tail end of this decade. Naturally, several winning design elements are carried over from the original, including the Natural Laminar Flow design that places engines at the top of the wings, and the special lightweight composite fuselage. HondaJet’s impressive performance specs are tough to improve upon.
The HondaJet Elite boasts an extended range of 1,437 nautical miles, though, giving it the best range in its category. Even better, this 17-percent increase in range is matched with efficiency, and doesn’t increase pollution: the Elite emits fewer greenhouse gases than an average, similarly sized business jet. The green performance doesn’t result in reduced power, either. The max cruise speed is 422 knots.
The expected luxe features on board the Elite include two-toned executive leather seats, a belted lavatory, a full-service galley, and onboard Wi-Fi. But it’s possible what passengers will really remember is the quiet. Thanks to noise-attenuating technology, unwanted sounds in the cabin are significantly reduced. Additionally, the jet’s Bongiovi Aviation audio system is able to adapt music and audio production to specific flight conditions.
Pricing and delivery information has yet to be revealed.