OSHKOSH, WI--Hundreds of people who attended an aviation celebration were the first to see two HondaJets make their first public debut. The event was the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 in Wisconsin.
Both aircrafts are Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Hondajets. The pilots did a flight demonstration, that included a picturesque formation flyby, which hasn't been done before with these planes. The aerial salute served as a tribute to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and the more than 500,000 attendees who gather annually to celebrate aviation.
HondaJet's Headquarters in in Greensboro, NC. In May the company gave WFMY News 2's Julie Luck an exclusive rare look inside.
"EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has special significance for me. This event is where I introduced the proof-of-concept HondaJet to the world for the very first time. It was truly the beginning of Honda's exciting venture into aviation," said Honda Aircraft President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. "I am very excited that EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has once again provided the setting for the first public appearance and demonstration flight of not one, but two FAA-conforming HondaJets."
According to a news release from the company, the fifth conforming HondaJet joined the test program in May and is being used for cabin system testing, interior testing, and options testing. It will also be used for FAA function and reliability (F&R) testing. It is the first HondaJet to be equipped with a production interior and is anchoring the final leg of the flight test program.
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