It was five years ago that Honda started taking orders for the HondaJet plane, and after a protracted period of gestation, the production line has now been started at Honda Aircraft in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The HondaJet has two GE/Honda HF120 turbofan engines, mounted on top of the wings. Cruising and top speed are 483 mph; fuel range exceeds 1600 miles. The one thing we don’t know is the delivery date, which has obviously slipped a bit. Anticipated sales: 70-100 per year.