Greensboro, North Carolina - October 6, 2011 - Today, the HondaJet aircraft departed North Carolina to make its first appearance west of the Rockies en route to play a starring role in Honda Aircraft’s presence at the upcoming National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention, and to make a first stop at two locations along the way, to and from the convention.
Honda Aircraft will have a major presence at the NBAA Convention, the world’s largest business aviation annual event, which will be held this year in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 10 to 12.
The company will have a large exhibit space in the Las Vegas Convention Center (Booth C11433) that will include a full-size interior mockup of the HondaJet, as well as spotlight areas showcasing the aircraft’s innovations, avionics and in-flight entertainment system, HondaJet Sales and Support network, and more. The HondaJet aircraft will be the feature attraction at Honda Aircraft’s static display at nearby Henderson Executive Airport.
The HondaJet flights to and from Las Vegas also will enable people in Phoenix and Dallas to see the HondaJet in-person in their cities for the first time.
HondaJet Southwest, the HondaJet dealer serving that area, will host an informal reception at Cutter Aviation Phoenix (PHX) and Cutter Aviation Dallas-McKinney (TKI), where the HondaJet will land while traveling to and from the NBAA Convention. HondaJet flight test engineers and pilots, as well as the HondaJet Southwest team, will be on hand to point out the state-of-the-art features and revolutionary design of the HondaJet and to answer questions.
Honda Aircraft invites visitors to its convention hall exhibit and static display at the NBAA Convention.
The company, along with HondaJet Southwest, also invites visitors to the HondaJet Southwest receptions to see the HondaJet in Phoenix and Dallas.
Honda Aircraft at NBAA Convention – Las Vegas, NV
Monday, October 10
Tuesday, October 11
Wednesday, October 12
10 am to 6pm
9 am to 5pm
9 am to 4pm
Static Display Hours
9 am to 6pm
9 am to 5pm
9 am to 3pm
HondaJet Receptions – Phoenix, AZ and Dallas-McKinney, TX
Phoenix, AZ: Friday, October 7 – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Cutter Aviation PHX – 2802 E. Old Tower Road – Phoenix, AZ 85034
RSVP & Directions at: www.hondajet-phx.eventbrite.com or call 888-288-8370
Dallas-McKinney, TX: Friday, October 14 – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cutter Aviation TKI – 1500 E. Industrial Blvd. – McKinney, TX 75069
RSVP & Directions at: www.hondajet-tki.eventbrite.com or call 888-288-8370
HondaJet is the most advanced light business jet aircraft, with best-in-class advantages in performance, comfort, quality and efficiency. The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, most quiet and most fuel efficient in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including a unique over-the-wing engine-mount configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. This airframe design reduces cabin noise and ground-detected noise when overhead and allows for a more spacious cabin and greater cargo capacity. The HondaJet is powered by two highly fuel-efficient GE Honda HF120 turbofan jet engines, and is equipped with the most advanced glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000 next-generation all-glass avionics system with a class-leading layout of three 14-inch landscape-format displays and dual touch-screen controllers. The HondaJet is Honda's first-ever commercial aircraft and lives up to the company's reputation for superior performance, efficiency, and value.
About Honda Aircraft Company
Honda Aircraft Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motors Inc., was founded in 2006 though has its heritage in more than 20 years of ground-breaking aeronautical research and development. At Honda Aircraft’s World Headquarters campus in North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation, the company’s associates work in more than 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art R&D, Manufacturing and Administration Headquarter buildings to develop, produce, market and support the HondaJet with HondaJet dealers. The challenging spirit upon which Mr. Soichiro Honda founded Honda Motors is still alive today as Honda Aircraft fulfills one of Honda's long-standing dreams to advance human mobility skyward.
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