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Honda’s jet was supposed to be commercially available in 2012, and then in 2013, but it will be another wait of another year. The FAA certification of Honda’s small business jet is delayed until late next year, “due to a minor issue in the certification procedure, which has since been resolved,” says Reuters.

“There was a minor issue in the process of the engine approval, but the fundamental design of the jet is not being swayed by this,” Honda spokesman Shigeki Endo told Reuters.

Like Boeing’s grounded (and recently released) 787 Dreamliner, the HondaJet also uses a lithium-ion battery in its jet, but the delay in approval has nothing to do with its battery system, Endo said.

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Born From Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/born-from-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/born-from-cars/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2011 20:57:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=389528

All Japanese car companies need a little good news to cheer them up. Honda has reason to smile a little. Honda’s business jet in Greensboro, NC, is a step further to production. Honda says its first FAA-conforming HondaJet light business jet achieved a maximum speed of 489 mph at 30,000 ft. and a maximum Mach number of 0.72 above 30,000 ft.  This exceeds Honda’s performance commitment of 483 mph for the production HondaJet.

Flight testing of theHondaJet is taking place at Honda Aircraft Company’s headquarters in Greensboro, NC.

Honda is building a 263,400 sqft factory in Greensboro and expects to start production in 2012. According to The Nikkei [sub], they already have more than 100 orders for the fastest Honda ever built.

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