Honda Aircraft could deliver first jet by ‘late summer’

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Honda Aircraft Co., which is based in Greensboro, is hoping to deliver its first HondaJet by late summer, according to a report this week by Reuters.

Reuters quoted company executives, who are showing the jet in Brazil.

The Federal Aviation Administration is nearing final certification of the jet for delivery, but Honda Aircraft’s top executive said it’s hard to anticipate unseen challenges.

“Aviation certification is a very complex process, which is why it is so difficult to enter the market,” said Michimasa Fujino, chief executive of Honda Aircraft, at an industry event in Sao Paulo.

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