Honda announced this week that its latest version of its business jet has been certified by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA). “Following the overwhelmingly 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 Company 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.” Skyservice Business Aviation in Toronto is the Canadian dealer and sold one of the jets immediately after certification was confirmed.
The Elite model was introduced a year ago and includes enhancements to blunt performance advantages from some of its competitors. Range was increased by 231nm to 1,437nm and the payload was increased by 200 pounds. It also added envelope protection to the Garmin G3000 suite and some aerodynamic improvements reduced takeoff distance by more than 10 percent to 3,500 feet.