The HondaJet has received type certification from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Mexico – the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC).
The light jet also made its debut at Mexico’s 2016 Aero Expo business aviation event, held at the Toluca International Airport, on static display.
“Receiving aircraft validation in Mexico is an important milestone for Honda Aircraft Company, paving the way for the start of HondaJet deliveries in Mexico,” said president and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “We are excited to respond to the interests of customers in Mexico, and we will begin with the first delivery in a few weeks.”
Honda Aircraft has partnered with Aerolineas Ejecutivas – the largest executive aviation company in Mexico.
“It is a tremendous opportunity and a privilege to sell a world-class product like HondaJet that our customers will embrace,” said Aerolineas Ejecutivas President Arturo Ortega Olive. “There are several business opportunities for HondaJet in the Mexico business jet market.”
The HondaJet incorporates advanced technological innovations that were developed from long-term research activities. The patented Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration, natural laminar flow wing and nose, and composite fuselage deliver a superior combination of speed, comfort and fuel efficiency over other jets in its class.
The HondaJet received FAA type certification in December, and is manufactured in Greensboro.