HondaJet to make public debut Monday

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The first production HondaJet will make its public debut at 9:30 a.m. Monday at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 in Wisconsin, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

Honda Aircraft Co. has been developing and manufacturing the aircraft at a 600,000-square-foot facility on a 130-acre site near Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro. The first production version took flight for the first time June 27.

HondaJet is a light business jet designed to carry six to seven people at a maximum cruise speed of 420 knots, or 483 mph, a maximum altitude of 43,000 feet, and a flight route of up to 1,357 miles.

Honda Aircraft expects to achieve aircraft certification and entry into service in 2015.

Anthony Piazza, vice president of administration for American Honda Motor Co., has said Honda’s capital investment in Greensboro is more than $140 million since it established Honda Aircraft in 2006.

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