HondaJet 2600 Concept

Curtain lifts on HondaJet 2600 Concept

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HondaJet 2600 Concept

Honda Aircraft Company has unveiled the HondaJet 2600 Concept, with a mockup display to collect customer feedback and validate market demand.

The HondaJet 2600 Concept will be the world’s first light jet capable of nonstop transcontinental flight across the US. The aircraft has a quiet and spacious cabin suited for long range travel, can seat for up to 11 occupants, and aims to deliver unparalleled fuel efficiency.

Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino stated: “Over the past five years, we introduced the HondaJet Elite, then the Elite S, to further enhance the original HondaJet design. Now, we are validating market demand as we unveil a new aircraft concept in a different segment from the original HondaJet. With the HondaJet 2600 Concept, which enables efficient transcontinental flight, offers new level of cabin comfort and capacity, and dramatically reduces CO2 emissions, we are introducing a new generation of business jets.”

Internally, there is significantly more passenger space as well as a class-leading cabin tranquility with greatly reduced vibration compared to conventional light jets, due to the OTWEM configuration. The aircraft also has the tallest cabin height and offers class-leading pressurisation with a cabin altitude of 6,363 feet at its maximum operating altitude of 47,000 feet. The aircraft will also offer three types of modular and highly customisable cabin configurations.

Honda HA-420 HondaJet

HondaJet joins Gogo AVANCE certifications list

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Honda HA-420 HondaJet

Banyan Air Service, an authorized aftermarket Gogo dealer, is in the final stages of Supplemental Type Certification (STC) completion for Gogo’s AVANCE L3 on the Honda HA-420 HondaJet. It will be the latest certification secured for the AVANCE L3 further expanding Gogo’s rapid adoption into the light jet segment of business aviation.

With the addition of the HondaJet STC, Gogo’s AVANCE L3 and L5 systems will be certified on virtually every business aviation aircraft make and model – from personal jets and turboprops to the largest heavy iron ultralong-range airframes – direct from the factory or in the aftermarket.

“We’ve received high praise and appreciation from new AVANCE customers who are delighted by the performance and capabilities their AVANCE system is delivering,” said Sergio Aguirre, President of Gogo Business Aviation. “Whether it’s lowering our service level to 3,000 feet, the optional streaming internet service on the L5, or many other popular AVANCE features, customers continue to drive demand to our authourised dealers and OEM partners.”

Gogo AVANCE is a software and hardware platform that provides customers a unique and unmatched suite of capabilities in one LRU (line-replaceable unit): internet, voice, entertainment, cockpit apps, self-service tools and remote support. Additionally, AVANCE was designed to make upgrades to 5G and other emerging technologies fast and easy.

“Banyan Air Service is extremely excited to partner with Gogo on this STC with such a capable platform,” said Danny Santiago, Director of Avionics for Banyan Air Service. “The AVANCE L3 in the HondaJet ‘light jet’ market is a perfect combination for owners and operators that will satisfy their domestic mission requirements with a high-quality inflight connectivity experience.”