Honda sees a great future in the business jet market. Their wholly owned U.S. subsidiary Honda Aircraft Co. has successfully completed the first flight of the production version of its HondaJet business aircraft, reports The Nikkei [sub].
Honda already has pre-orders for more than 100 of the $4.5 million aircraft that seats seven or eight people.
Honda is building a factory in Greensboro, North Carolina. First deliveries are expected in the second half of 2012.