Honda Aircraft’s stable of light business jets has grown one airframe after the company introduced its HondaJet Elite II at the 2022 National Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando, Florida.
Heralded as the most fuel efficient, fastest, tallest and furthest flying aircraft in its class, the HondaJet Elite II is powered by two GE Honda Aero Engines HF120s in an OTWEM (Over-The-Wing Engine Mount) configuration for enhanced short-term performance. , unfinished runways. In addition, the nose, wing and composite fuselage are constructed for Natural Laminar Flow (NLF) to improve performance and efficiency.
Despite its small size, the Elite II has an extended range of 1,547nm (1,780 miles, 2,865 km) thanks to its ability to carry 3,100 lb (1,406 kg) of fuel, an increase of 2,900 lb (1,315 kg), and the jet has a increased gross weight of 11,100 lb (5,035 kg).
Honda says the Elite II will have a new custom avionics suite from 2023 based on the Garmin G3000 integrated cockpit with a Stabilized Approach system that provides the pilot with audio and video instructions for a stable landing approach, Autothrottle to reduce the pilot’s workload by keeping the engines within programmed flight characteristics, and Garmin Emergency Autoland that allows the plane to land on its own without human assistance. There’s also a new ground spoiler, which maximizes braking efficiency by dumping lift on landing to put more weight on the landing gear.
Outside, the Elite II has the options of a Black Edition or Corporate Scheme Design colors. Inside, the interior colors now include Onyx, a neutral greige interior theme with mid-tone wood accents; and steel for a light cool gray theme with contrasting marble accents.
In addition, there is a new aisle floor with hardwood herringbone and plank patterns, a nose-to-tail acoustic system, LED lighting with a soft indigo night setting and ground lighting for the main entrance. The crew seats even have three centimeters of extra legroom and the pilot seats have sheepskin covers.
“The HondaJet Elite II once again pushes the boundaries of its category on all fronts of performance, comfort and style,” said Hideto Yamasaki, President & CEO of Honda Aircraft Company. “We are also excited to take our aircraft further on the journey of automation by bringing new technologies to market next year.”
If you’re in the market, an Elite II will set you back $6.95 million.
The video below introduces the HondaJet Elite II.
Source: Honda Aviation