HondaJet Takes First Flight

The first production model HondaJet has made its initial flight in preparation for certification in 2015. The flight took place from Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina. During the 84-minute flight the aircraft climbed to 15,500ft and reached a speed of 348 knots. The crew completed several checks during the flight, including high-speed handling characteristics, avionics and the functionality of systems, such as the landing gear.

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