Honda Aircraft Shows First Light Jet Able to Cross US Nonstop

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Honda Aircraft Company today unveiled the “HondaJet 2600 Concept” with a range of 2,625 nautical miles making it the world’s first light jet capable of nonstop US transcontinental flight. If produced it will have a high-speed cruise of 450 knots and a class-leading ceiling of 47,000 feet.

The HondaJet 2600 also has the tallest cabin height. It has class-leading pressurization with a cabin altitude of 6,363 feet at its max operating altitude. HondaJet 2600 will offer 3 types of modular and customizable cabin configurations. (HondaJet Sales First in Class for Second Consecutive Year; First HondaJet now In Private ServiceHondaJet China Expanding Operations)

“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… we are introducing a new generation of business jets,” said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino.

HondaJet 2600  is designed for single-pilot operation, with an advanced cockpit incorporating innovative technologies such as electrification and automated systems, including autothrottle and autobrake. It will offer the utmost operational safety by reducing pilot workload through an intuitive, high-tech interface, Honda claimed. For more information, visit

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