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See Pictures Of Honda’s ₦1.9 Billion Jet That Is The World’s Fastest Six-seater Private Jet

GOwiszy 06/29/2020

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Most of us associate Honda with generators, cars and motorcycles, but the Japanese automaker can also help you travel through the air. Its HondaJet Elite - which costs from $5.25 million (~₦1.9 billion) , is among the surprising things made by famous car companies from all over the world.

Honda HA-420 HondaJet that debuted in 2015. The Elite launched in 2018 and is now the only version of the HondaJet in production. TheHondaJet Elite boasts increased range, a quieter cabin, an available galley, and a host of other tweaks.

The aircraft maintains its capacity of up to seven occupants (1 crew + 6 passengers or 2 crew + 5 passengers) with the addition of a belted lavatory.

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The plane's 12-foot-long cabin features a kitchen area complete with a coffee maker, four plush leather seats,built-in Wi-Fi, veneered tables and a private toilet.

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The HondaJet Elite,which the company described as "the fastest, furthest and highest-flying plane in its class",is now being delivered to customers globally.

The HondaJet is a low-wing monoplane, it has a mainly composite fuselage and an aluminium wing. Engines are mounted on pylons above the wing, a configuration designed to maximize cabin space, and achieve lower wave drag at a high Mach number. This configuration (named OTWEM, Over The Wing Engine Mount, by Honda) was first introduced in 1970s in VFW-Fokker 614, but the result was disappointing, so such configurations are unpopular. To address related issues, and unlike previous designs, on HondaJet the engines are mounted almost entirely behind the wing. This design allowed to reduce drag while preserving docile stall characteristics and satisfying flutter-clearance requirements. OTWEM configuration is often named the most unusual feature of the HondaJet.

The nose and wing are designed for laminar flow, and the main fuselage has a constant profile, making an eventual stretch easier. The combination of engine placement, wing and fuselage was achieved using computer simulations and wind tunnels. HondaJet has a retractable tricycle landing gear with both main and nose landing gear single-wheeled.

The aircraft is powered by two GE Honda HF120 turbofans, developed with GE Aviationunder the GE-Honda partnership. Honda began developing its own small turbofan engine, the HF118, in 1999, leading to the HF120. The HF120 was test-flown on a Cessna Citation CJ1. The engine features a single fan, a two-stage compressor and a two-stage turbine. The GE Honda HF120 received FAA type certification on 13 December 2013, and production certification in 2015.

Honda claims that the combination of lightweight materials, aerodynamics and efficient engines gives the HondaJet up to 20% better fuel efficiency than similar aircraft. Business & Commercial Aviationreports that for a 1,000 nmi (1,852 km) 4-passenger mission HondaJet Elite uses 1,872 lb (849 kg) of fuel, compared to 1,919 lb (870 kg) (3% more) for the Phenom 100EV, and to 2,018 lb (915 kg) (8% more) for the Citation M2

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Top Comments
GUEST_x6ZOMmd8z · 06/30/2020
can this Honda jets fly from west Africa to America?
UfuomaEdewor · 07/1/2020
So Beautiful and Compact.
AdeotiIsaac_03 · 06/30/2020
I need one....
PetersChuku · 06/30/2020
can I withdraw money from this airpice from its ATM machine

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