The Honda Aircraft company has presented its HondaJet 2600 project, a next generation business jet which would become the world’s first light aircraft capable of non-stop, transcontinental range flights across the entire US territory.
Within the framework of the recent exposition from the National Commercial Aviation Association held in Las Vegas, USA, Honda Aircraft displayed a model of the HondaJet 2600, collected customer feedback and validated market demand.
As described in the website of the project, the HondaJet 2600 can accommodate up to 11 passengers and has “next generation technology” that allows it to complete “non-stop transcontinental flights through the US, with a maximum speed of 833 kilometers per hour and a maximum height of 14,325 meters“In addition, the cabin offers” relaxing accommodation with ample luggage space for long trips, “added to which”unmatched fuel efficiency“.
Michimasa Fujino, president and CEO of Honda Aircraft, recalled that during the last five years his company has introduced the HondaJet Elite, followed by the Elite S, which further improves the original design of the HondaJet, and now the HondaJet 2600, which he described as “a new aircraft concept in a different segment from the original HondaJet.”
The design of the HondaJet 2600 incorporates more electrification and automation into its systems, allowing “several category-leading technologies to increase the capabilities of pilots, reduce workload and improve security“.
Its features include its automatic accelerator and brake, the advanced steering system and runway overflow warning system. According to the company, these design improvements also translate into lighter weight, greater reliability and easier maintenance over the life of the aircraft.
“We are creating a totally new aircraft concept, with performance that not only outperforms other light aircraftRather, it will rival that of a mid-size business aircraft, “Fujino concluded.
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