The HondaJet Elite has received type certification from Transport Canada, with deliveries of the twinjet expected in Canada expected to begin immediately, Honda Aircraft announced today. Unveiled in May last year, the Elite version offers a 200-pound payload increase and 17 percent more range, to 1,437 nm, compared to the original HondaJet.
“Following the positive reaction to the HondaJet in Canada, we are pleased the HondaJet Elite has now also received type certification in the region,” said Honda Aircraft president and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “As the popularity of the HondaJet Elite increases around the globe, we are proud of the strong relationships we have with aviation bureaus worldwide, including Transport Canada.”
Thus far the HondaJet Elite has received nods from the U.S. FAA, EASA, Mexico DGAC, Brazil ANAC, India DGAC, and Japan JCAB. Honda Aircraft’s sales and service footprint spans territories in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. Skyservice Business Aviation is the HondaJet dealer in Canada.
The HondaJet fleet now numbers 118 aircraft worldwide and has demonstrated a dispatch reliability of 99.7 percent, according to the Greensboro, N.C.-based aircraft manufacturer.