Honda continues to expand into the aviation industry with a new jet model called HondaJet Elite S.
It has been quite a while since Honda completed and flew its first model in 2003, but it was only recently that the Japanese brand received the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) certification in the year 2003. 2015.
Since then, the company known for its motorcycles and cars has entered the light aircraft market with the HondaJet Elite. As a commercial jet model, one can imagine the HondaJet Elite as the Honda Accord of the sky, and now the manufacturer has officially announced a new version based on the success of the previous version. Specifically, the new aircraft model is called HondaJet Elite S with better take-off weight, new exterior colors, and many other upgrades for safer flight.
While not the first, the HondaJet is one of the few aircraft models to use a “engine on the wing” design. This design has helped HondaJet receive a number of aeronautical design and innovation awards.
One of the key features of the HondaJet Elite S is the increased maximum take-off weight by 90.7 kg, which means that buyers of this commercial jet can carry additional passengers or cargo with them. , or fly more than 220 km. New exclusive paint colors have also been added to the already extensive selection, and these include Gunmetal, Luxe Gold and Deep Sea Blue.
Another additional feature Honda calls Advanced Steering Augmentation System (ASAS), is meant to help reduce pilot workload and enhance safety, especially in adverse weather conditions. Considering that the HondaJet Elite S is a very light aircraft, ASAS is clearly a plus.
Other additions include new FAA Data Comm and ACARS features that replace traditional voice commands with text-based messaging. These are aimed at improving the clarity and efficiency of communications, maximizing safety.
“Since its introduction in 2018, the HondaJet Elite has achieved the best performance in its class while also being the most economical, and with the new Elite S we take another step forward in expanding our capabilities. of aircraft,” said President and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company, Michimasa Fujino.