Honda Aircraft Company says the HondaJet was the most delivered aircraft in its admittedly small class in 2018, based on numbers provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Last year, 37 HondaJets were delivered around the globe, marking the second consecutive year the HondaJet has been the most delivered very light jet. During 2017 Honda Aircraft delivered 43 aircraft to customers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Honda Aircraft Company has changed its aircraft production line from the original HondaJet to the HondaJet Elite and will continue to offer the performance package developed by the Advanced Performance Modification Group (APMG) for the original HondaJet. The company expects to maintain production of four to five aircraft per month.
Throughout 2018, Honda Aircraft Company marked several milestones, including the introduction of the HondaJet Elite, the creation of the APMG performance package and the customer delivery of the 100th HondaJet. The company also received the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics’ (AIAA) 2018 Foundation Award for Excellence for setting a new standard in business aviation with the HondaJet.
In 2018, the HondaJet Elite received type certification from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) and delivered the first aircraft to a customer in Japan. The company also increased its global footprint to several additional regions around the world with new dealers and type certifications, including Argentina, India and Panama. (HondaJet China Expanding Operations)