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Honda tops small business-jet shipments in 2017

  • February 22, 2018
  • , Kyodo News , 3:45 p.m.
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TOKYO — Honda Aircraft Co., the U.S. aviation arm of Honda Motor Co., delivered 43 small business jets in 2017, ranking top globally in the category, the Japanese automaker said Thursday.

 

The HondaJet, with a passenger capacity of up to seven, was the most delivered jet, according to data from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, being shipped to customers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

 

Honda said its fuel efficiency, speed and passenger comfort were highly evaluated. The company saw growing sales of the advanced light jet priced at $4.9 million, mainly among senior corporate executives and wealthy individuals in North America and Europe.

 

In the first half of 2017, the aviation unit headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, also captured top spot, shipping 24 HondaJets. With customer demand continuing to grow, the company said it has ramped up production to around four units per month.

 

“We would like to thank our customers for choosing the HondaJet for its value, features and performance,” Honda Aircraft President Michimasa Fujino said in a statement.

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